At UTS the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose. We are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.
As part of Athena SWAN, UTS has set an overarching target of 40 per cent academic women in STEMM by 2022. The Centre for Audio, Acoustics & Vibration is committed to UTS’s target and supporting the career development of women academics. UTS Women in Engineering & IT program fosters a network of passionate females and males who are actively involved in the development of our next generation of young engineering and IT professionals.
The Centre for Audio, Acoustics & Vibration is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to play a key role in the academic activities associated with audio acoustics and signal processing, specifically, multi-zone sound field reproduction in realistic listening environments. The position will be based at the centrally located UTS Tech Lab at Botany and will report directly to Lecturer, Dr Sipei Zhao.
The newly established Centre for Audio, Acoustics & Vibration has a growing team of academic staff that specialises in a range of disciplines in audio, acoustics and vibration. A world-class acoustics laboratory in a dedicated research facility has been built, which has full and hemi-anechoic chambers, a reverberation room, a sound transmission loss suite, a listening room and a hearing test room.
About the role
The role will require you to focus on acoustic modelling and advanced signal processing to investigate the multi-zone sound field reproduction in realistic listening environments based on both numerical simulations and experimental realisation. Research activities are also related to:
- Project management
- Project execution
- Results report and demonstration
- Project proposal preparation
- Papers writing
- and other related experimental design
- Demonstrated knowledge in acoustics, audio signal processing and electronics engineering
- Demonstrated numerical simulation skills with COMSOL etc and programming skills with MATLAB/C/C++
- Demonstrated experimental electronics and working with loudspeaker and microphone arrays
- PhD in Acoustics/Electronics Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Computer Science or a closely related discipline
- Demonstrated experience in experimental audio acoustics, experimental validation, in loudspeaker and microphone arrays and in audio signal processing
- Demonstrated publication record of top 20% discipline specific journals of international repute, including successful travel grant applications, awarded fellowships, internal / external grant applications and successfully attracted industry funding.
Base Salary Range: $91 ,382 to $98,091 pa (Level A. Step 3-4)
This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.
UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.
This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 12 months.
Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.
How To Apply
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