Interested in audio perception? We’re looking for someone to research games audio, binaural, emotional response to sound, or audio quality. You would be working with the S3A project, which is studying the future of spatial audio from production through to reproduction at home. The goal of S3A research is to introduce practical technologies for spatial audio that will revolutionise how listeners experience sound. S3A is a collaborative project between the Universities of Surrey, Salford and Southampton and the BBC Research and Development. You would be based in Salford.
Candidates should hold a 1st or 2:1 Bachelor’s degree and preferably a Masters with distinction in an appropriate discipline (e.g. something related to audio/acoustics, experimental psychology, etc).
Funding is available for UK nationals and covers full tuition fees (home rate) and a stipend (rate for 2015-2016 is £14,057 p.a. tax-free). The award will be for a period of 3 years starting in October 2015/January 2016. There may be a possibility of making a studentship available for an EU citizen.
Send (i) cover letter indicating your preferred PhD research area, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) outline research proposal (max. 2 pages), (iv) details of two academic referees, and (v) copies of transcripts and certificates of qualification to Liz James email@example.com.
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: 30th September 2015
If you are interested in other aspects of spatial audio, you may wish to look at:http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ALY590/phd-studentships-in-spatial-audio-and-vision/less