The Division of Applied Acoustics at the department of Architecture and Civil Engineering is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in the field of evaluation of architectural auditory environments. The position is funded by Anna Ahrenbergs Fond. The successful candidate will receive a 2-year full-time employment at Chalmers University of Technology including the usual benefits. The targeted start date is September 2022. 

Project description
The planned project will investigate and evaluate supportive architectural auditory environments that exhibit different levels of interactivity. A supportive environment in this context is considered an environment that does either amplify the user’s current mood or guide the user into a desired, positive mood. Most of the planned research will be conducted in virtual environments whereby it is also conceivable to conduct parts of the work in the physical world. 

The Division of Applied Acoustics, where the successful candidate will be based, is composed of the Vibroacoustic Group and the Audio Technology Group. The Vibroacoustic Group conducts research on topics such as urban acoustics, outdoor sound propagation, indoor sound quality, and railway noise. The Audio Technology Group, which the successful candidate will join, works primarily on the design and evaluation of technologies for spatial audio capture and reproduction. 

The Division of Applied Acoustics has an extensive set of spatial audio tools and facilities that will be available to the project. This includes various microphone arrays for spatial audio capture with up to 32 channels, loudspeaker arrays, an 8 m x 8 m x 10 m anechoic chamber, an audio laboratory, a KEMAR dummy head, various head trackers, and an EEG system. 

The research topic is closely related to the research and teaching initiative “Music Engineering” at Chalmers, which the successful candidate will be invited to interact with. Contributions to teaching are possible.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers).

Key requirements for the post are:

- PhD degree in psychoacoustics, sensory evaluation, or related field.
- Expertise in virtual reality applications
- Expertise in architectural acoustics is beneficial
- Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and a strong willingness to integrate into a team are a must.

Excellent skills in the English language are required. Knowledge of the Swedish language is not a requirement.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. 
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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20220213 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline:

For questions, please contact:
Jens Ahrens, Associate Professor, Division of Applied Acoustics
[email protected], +46 (0)31 772 2210

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

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Detta är en jobbannons med titeln "2-year postdoctoral position in psychoacoustics" hos företaget Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB och publicerades på den 15 maj 2022 klockan 00:00.

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