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

PhD student (m/f/d)
(75 % of full time TV-L 13 position, 3 years, available from 01.11.2019)
in the field of speech processing and perception modeling.

The position is embedded in the group "speech recognition in humans and machines". The group focuses on studying the effect of acoustic environments, of impaired hearing, and of hearing devices on the speech recognition performance of human listeners. An emphasis lies on simulating speech recognition tests and psycho-acoustic experiments by means of automatic speech recognition systems. This unified approach allows to infer individual model parameters from psycho-acoustic experiments and the direct simulation of their interaction with acoustical environments. To improve this approach, new experimental designs and suitable empirical data are required. The knowledge about how individual parameters affect speech perception is expected to be transferred to signal processing strategies for hearing devices which better preserve important speech information. The PhD student will be involved in empirical measurements, experimental design, and modeling.

The Medical Physics Section (heads: Prof. Dr. Dr. B. Kollmeier, Prof. Dr. V. Hohmann) offers an international scientific environment as well as access to world-class research facilities. For more information about the group visit

Applicants for the position must hold an academic university degree (master or equivalent) in hearing technology & audiology, physics, engineering, or a related discipline. Furthermore, applicants must have a solid background in at least one of the following fields: speech and audio processing, auditory perception, modeling of speech perception. A strong interest in interdisciplinary application-oriented work, familiarity with scientific tools and programming languages such as MATLAB or C, good spoken and written English language skills, and at least some basic German language skills (after an initial period of 6 months) are expected.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increase 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 a CV, a 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 marc.rcbcenyume.ke1schaedler@ygf5uni9qzul-oldbkaen7tfburg.demxfjn or to

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Marc René Schädler
Medizinische Physik and Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all
Universität Oldenburg
D - 26111 Oldenburg
Tel. (+49) 441 798 5499

The application deadline is September 30, 2019.

For further information please contact Jun.-Prof. Dr. Marc René Schädler.


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