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The Medical Physics Group at the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics, University of Oldenburg, Germany, seeks a motivated

Postdoc / Research scientist
(full time TV-L 13 position, part-time possible, until 31.12.2022)
in the field of impaired auditory perception and computational neuroscience

This position is embedded within the project "Individualized Binaural Diagnostics and Technology", funded by the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant to Mathias Dietz). In total, 3 PhD students, 2 postdocs, and currently 3 MSc students are going to work highly interconnected towards a framework that can narrow down the physiological cause of an individuals' cocktail party problem by combining an extensive experimental test battery with a physiologically plausible binaural model. The individualized model will later be used to predict the benefit of specific hearing aid or cochlear implant algorithms, fittings, or parameter settings.

Specifically, this position is designed for a long-term postdoc of up to 4 years. Rather than only working on a specific "paper project", the postdoc is given the opportunity to grow into scientific co-leadership of the whole project.

In addition, the position offers opportunities to collaborate and associate with the newly established DFG collaborative research centre "Hearing Acoustics" ( as well as with the cluster of excellence "Hearing 4 All" ( The Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics offers an international scientific environment as well as access to world-class research facilities (

Applicants for the position must hold an academic university degree (master or equivalent) in hearing technology, physics, engineering, neuroscience, or a related discipline. They are also expected to hold a PhD or to be in the process of finalizing their PhD thesis.

Applicants must have a solid background in at least three of the following topics: (1) signal- and system theory, (2) statistics, (3) auditory neuroscience, (4) binaural perception, (5) hearing aid or cochlear implant signal processing, (6) hearing disorders, and (7) scientific programming including version control. Furthermore, a strong interest in teamwork and the ability to publish in international peer-reviewed journals is mandatory.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to § 21 Section 3 NHG, female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

Applications including CV, motivation letter, copies of the most important certificates, and the name and contact details of at least one person who is willing to give a reference should be sent to

Prof. Dr. Mathias Dietz
Faculty VI
Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics
Universität Oldenburg
D - 26129 Oldenburg

The application deadline is 31 October 2018. Regulations prohibit reimbursement of application and interview expenses.

For further information please contact Mathias Dietz (

Christina Oswald (Stand: 18.10.2018)