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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL14659

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL14659
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 19-Apr-2018
Closing date: 20-May-2018

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The Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary University of London is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research assistant on the Audio Commons research project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon2020 work programme.


The project is a collaboration between three universities with three industrial partners: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, (Music Technology Group), Queen Mary University of London, (C4DM), University of Surrey, (Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, Institute of Sound Recording, Surrey Business School), AudioGaming, Toulouse, France, Waves, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Jamendo Music, Luxemburg. The project runs over three years, with a total budget over EUR 2.9M.


Applicants are expected to have expertise in two or more of the following areas: 1) Audio Signal Processing, 2) Music Information Retrieval, 3) Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies (RDF, SPARQL, OWL) or 4) Web technologies (HTML, CSS, REST, JSON, Javascript, REST-based Application Programming Interfaces).


The successful candidate must also have excellent programming skills in suitable high level languages, such as Python (preferred), Prolog, Lisp, Java, Javascript, Matlab or C/C++, R and it would be an advantage to have significant knowledge of several of the following: Digital Audio Effects, Digital Audio Workstations, metadata and audio standards, conducting studies/experiments with human participants, music theory, symbolic music representation, perception and music psychology, similarity, recommendation engines, big data, cloud computing and virtualization (e.g. Docker, VMWare etc.)

The successful candidate must have a PhD (already obtained or shortly to be awarded) or equivalent in Electronic Engineering and/or Computer Science or related discipline.


The post is full time and available for 8 months or until 31 January 2019, whichever is the shorter. The starting salary will be in the range of £32,956 - £36,677 per annum inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. 


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. George Fazekas at and Dr. Mathieu Barthet



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The closing date for applications is 20 May 2018 and interviews are expected to be held shortly afterwards.


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