PHD Student Position in Austria

(published on 16 Apr 2023)

The Acoustics Research Institute (ARI), an interdisciplinary research institution of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), Austria’s leading non-university research facility, is offering a PHD STUDENT POSITION (F/M/X) (part-time / 30h per week).

This position is associated with the WWTF project "ANIML – Analysis of Nonhuman Intercommunication with Machine Learning", in which state-of-the-art signal processing and machine learning are combined to establish an efficient workflow for the recording, analysis, and study of animal vocalizations in challenging lab environments. In particular, the project is concerned with the situation where the animals of interest are confined to a known area, but many animals may vocalize simultaneously. Multimodal recordings will be conducted in ARI's budgerigar laboratory, to be separated by source (animal), automatically pre-segmented and -classified with methods developed and implemented by ANIML's signal processing team, in close cooperation with the biology team, which is responsible for further analysis of the signals and their use in behavioral experiments. As a member of the signal processing team, the successful candidate will cooperate with the CoPIs Dr. Günther Koliander and Dr. Nicki Holighaus to develop the signal processing and segmentation pipeline planned for the project. They will additionally have the chance to contribute to the design of the physical recording setup (microphone array(s) and cameras) and to cooperate with the biology team to jointly tailor the preprocessing to their needs.

Your tasks:

  • - Use state-of-the art methods from signal processing and machine learning for audio (and video) to develop a processing scheme capable of creating a corpus of cleaned, high-quality bird call recordings with various meta-data from the multi-modal, multi-channel recordings that will be acquired in the ANIML project
  • - Cooperate with ANIML's biology and signal processing team on various tasks related to the acquisition and processing of said animal recordings
  • - Communication of scientific results in scientific publications and at scientific meetings
  • - No teaching duties

Your profile:

  • - A Master's degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to machine learning and/or (audio) signal processing
  • - Excellent knowledge and understanding of written and oral English
  • - Prior experience with video and/or audio processing, in particular in a multi-channel setting, will be beneficial
  • - Willingness to work in a team The position is limited to 4 years.

The starting date is planned for June 01st, 2024. However, a later starting date can be negotiated. The successful candidate will enroll at TU Wien (Technische Universität Wien) in the PhD program of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering or the Faculty of Computer Science. They will be supervised by the CoPIs Dr. Günther Koliander and Dr. Nicki Holighaus in cooperation with an additional supervisor at the respective faculty of TU Wien. The annual gross salary is € 37.773,33, according to the OeAW’s collective agreement.

Candidates should send a CV, copies of relevant certificates, and a brief statement describing your motivation, personal qualification, and research interests by e-mail to, no later than April 30th, 2024. He can also be contacted for informal inquiries and questions.
The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. Individuals from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Job in Austria: Junior Group Leader, Machine Learning in Acoustics

(published on 11 Dec 2023)

=> see description.

Chercheur/ingénieur de recherche (F/H) – Apprentissage profond pour la surveillance de la mégafaune marine

(publié sur le 5/09/2023)

Localisation : Brest (29), Nantes (44), Le Havre (76) ou Marseille (13) - France Energies Marines
=> consulter l'offre détaillée.

Associate Professor: Fundamental Computer Science

(published on 5 Sept 2023)

San Diego State University: Sciences: Computer Science
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Spécialiste en acoustique et vibrations

(Annonce publiée sur le 30/06/2022)

Innovation maritime est un centre de recherche appliquée intervenant dans les domaines du génie maritime, des technologies environnementales, du transport maritime/navigation, de l’intelligence maritime et de la plongée professionnelle.
La personne retenue sera impliquée dans différents projets liés au domaine de l’acoustique/vibration dans le secteur maritime. Elle interviendra notamment dans la mise en œuvre d’un projet majeur visant d’une part à mesurer l’empreinte sonore des navires et d’autre part à comprendre l’origine et la mécanique de propagation des bruits pour proposer/tester des mesures de mitigation du bruit à bord des navires. Elle sera associée aux travaux du projet MARS opérant une station de recherche en acoustique marine sur le Saint-Laurent.

Le poste, situé à Rimouski (Québec, Canada), est à pourvoir immédiatement.

Veuillez consulter la fiche de poste pour plus d'informations.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Computational Ecoacoustics

A full time, 6 month Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available to work at the forefront of Computational Ecoacoustics as part of a pilot project investigating the potential for dynamical complexity metrics in the ecological assessment of natural soundscapes. The exploratory nature of this project offers the opportunity to have strong creative input, and – if successful - the project has the potential to develop into a major research endeavor in the future.

deadline Mar 29. 2022. Project runs May 2022 - Oct 2022

Department of Informatics / Sussex Humanities Lab

PI Alice Eldridge with Adam Barrett, Anil Seth, Ivor Simpson and Chris Kiefer

EPSRC/ UK Acoustics Network Plus funded pilot: Toward a Measure of Soundscape Dynamical Acoustic Complexity using Causal Analysis and AI

  For further information and to apply
See the relative page.

Post-doctoral position on Artificial Intelligence and Bioacoustics

Machine Learning, Bioacoustics, Deep Representation Learning, Soundscapes, Prediction, Visualization, AI-assisted Science

University of Saint-Étienne (France)

2-year position, starting between now and September 2022

See the pdf document for more details.

2 job positions offered to work in the European project:
"Reducing the impact of underwater noise on the marine environment of the Port of Cartagena"

  Passive acoustic Monitoring specialist

Institute of Telecommunications and Multimedia applications - iTEAM, Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain

  Research Group/ Responsible
ITEAM - Signal Processing Group (Ramón Miralles Ricós)

  Expected starting date
26 of April 2022

Full time (37.5 h/week) until the end of the project (31/12/2025)

See the pdf document


Research Institute for Integrated Management of Coastal Areas, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), Gandia, Spain

  Research Group/ Responsible
IGIC - Eduardo Jorge Belda Perez

  Expected starting date
26 of April 2022

Full time (37.5 h/week) until the end of the project (31/12/2025)

See the pdf document