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PostDoc position for psychophysics in audio-visual virtual reality

in the group of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Seeber


We are inviting applications for a post-doctoral research scientist to join our team for research on psychoacoustics in complex audio-visual virtual environments. Main responsibilities are:

- Development of novel techniques for and auditory experiments in interactive audio-visual virtual reality

- Development of analysis methods for behavioral responses and statistical analysis of the results

- Research on binaural hearing and auditory scene analysis with normal hearing listeners

- Publication in English-language scientific journals and presentations at conferences

- Supervision of student projects, assistance with teaching and with raising external funding.

The position is full time and will start at the earliest convenient date. 


- Successfully completed doctoral degree (PhD) in one of the following areas: psychoacoustics, audio technology, virtual reality, acoustics, multimodal interaction, signal processing, or a related area

- Knowledge and experience desirable in designing and analyzing psychophysical experiments, models of the auditory system, virtual acoustics, audio signal processing, machine learning, auditory scene analysis, binaural hearing, speech perception and speech tests

- Very good programming skills in Matlab, Python, or C/C++

- Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as experience with scientific publications

- Interest in basic research and the development of technical systems in virtual reality

- Flexibility and good interpersonal skills

- Interest in supervising students, helping with teaching, and raising external funds.


We offer...

you the opportunity to join a dynamic, interdisciplinary team, to work with up-to-date technical equipment including an anechoic chamber hosting an audio-visual virtual reality system, and to learn about the latest methods in hearing research. As part of the DFG collaborative research center "Hearing acoustics: Perceptual principles, Algorithms and Applications" you will work closely with our project partners at the University of Oldenburg. Our close interaction with the Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience Munich (, the Munich School of BioEngineering (, the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (, the Hearing Research Network Munich, our extensive cooperation with industry and with scientific partners, and the numerous courses offered at TUM create an attractive environment with excellent perspectives for personal development. Please see for further information.

Employment is according to the state employees salary scheme (TV-L/E13) and is initially for 1 year with the option for extension to 4 years. Women are explicitly encouraged to apply. Severely handicapped persons will be favored if they are equally qualified. In principle, the position could also be filled part-time. 

Munich - the city famous for the Oktoberfest, high-end cars and its unique location to the Alps - is a bustling, international and interesting place to live which offers a wide range of opportunities to engage in cultural and leisurely activities - from opera to skiing.



I look forward to answering your questions on the phone (+49 89 289 28282) or by email. Please send your expressive application preferably by email no later than 30 June 2018 to:


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Seeber

Professorship for Audio Information Processing Technical University of Munich Arcisstrasse 21

80333 Munich



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