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Stellenausschreibung / Job advertisement

School VI of Medicine and Health Sciences comprises the fields of human medicine, medical physics and acoustics, neurosciences, psychology and health services research. Together with the four regional hospitals, School VI forms the University Medicine Oldenburg. Furthermore, there is close cooperation with the University Medicine of the University of Groningen.

The Speech Intelligibility and Audiology Group at the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics, University of Oldenburg, Germany, seeks as soon as possible a motivated

Research associate (m/f/d) in the field of speech-on-speech masking
and its impact on speech intelligibility and listening effort
(75%, salary according to TV-L E13)

The position limited for three years and can be used to carry out a PhD project.

This project assesses speech intelligibility and listening effort in listening conditions with multiple talkers. Experimental data are gathered and compared to predictions of existing perceptual models, and the models will be extended based in the research of this project.

In particular, the role of human binaural auditory processing, the impact of distracting talkers, and the capabilities of current speech enhancement algorithms will be analyzed.

The project is funded by the DFG collaborative research center CRC1330 Hearing Acoustics, which aims at a better understanding of human acoustic communication and is a long-term collaboration of researchers from Oldenburg, Aachen and Munich. For more information about the CRC see

The Speech Intelligibility and Audiology group is part of the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics and offers an international scientific environment as well as access to world-class research facilities. For more information about the group and the department see and

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 should have solid knowledge in at least two of the following fields:

  • auditory perception and psychoacoustics
  • design and conceptualization of speech intelligibility and listening effort measurements
  • modelling of speech perception
  • speech and audio processing
  • computational auditory scene analyses. 

A strong interest in interdisciplinary application-oriented work, familiarity with scientific tools and programming languages such as MATLAB and Python, and good spoken and written English language skills are expected. Prior publications in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with individual scientific experience are desired. Furthermore, candidates should have at least some basic German language skills or should acquire them within the first 6 months.

We offer:

  • Payment in accordance with collective bargaining law (special annual payment, company pension scheme, asset-related benefits) incl. 30 days' annual leave
  • Support and guidance during your induction phase
  • A family-friendly environment with flexible working hours (flexitime) and the possibility of pro-rata mobile work
  • Benefits from the company's health promotion programme
  • An extensive free further education programme as well as our own scientific promotion of young academics (

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. Handicapped applicants 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 preferably by e-mail as one coherent PDF document by April 22, 2024 to University of Oldenburg, Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics, SFB1330 HAPPAA, 26111 Oldenburg, (phone: (+49) 441 798 5496).

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