The Institute of Communication Acoustics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is looking for a 

Doctoral Researcher (m,f,x) in the field of auditory and audio-visual motion perception for 3 years with 39,83 hours per week, TV-L E13

The Institute of Communication Acoustics is engaged in research and development of algorithms for speech and audio communication, music signal processing in cochlear implants, robust speech and pattern recognition, and the analysis and synthesis of acoustic scenes, using the methods of statistical signal processing, signal detection and estimation, machine learning, and the modeling of (electro-) acoustic systems. The institute conducts numerous research projects funded by industrial partners and public funding bodies.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline: 10.06.2024

Your tasks:

  • You will work on a collaborative research project investigating auditory and audio-visual motion perception in real and virtual 3D-spaces as well as effects of attention and training. This includes the design of appropriate psychophysical experiments and the development of (DNN-based) algorithms for the detection and estimation of moving acoustic sources. The project is part of the DFG-funded Priority Program AUDICTIVE - SPP2236

Your profile:

  • Applicants should have a university degree (Master/Diploma) in electrical engineering and/or information technology with a very good academic performance or a foreign equivalent. Knowledge of digital signal processing and machine learning tools is highly desirable. Proficiency in English and working knowledge of German, as well as profound knowledge of programming languages (e. g. Python / MATLAB / C++) is required.

Our offerings:

  • challenging and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • support from and cooperation with competent colleagues
  • support in reconciling family and career/academia (including childcare arrangements, holiday offers, mobile nursery)
  • extensive training and further education opportunities

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

At the request of the applicant (m/f/x), the position can also be taken up on a part-time basis.

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).

You can find information about TVL at:

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Martin, Phone: +49234 32 22495
Julia Ringeis, Phone: +49234 32 29024

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application, consisting of a letter of application, CV and certificates, preferably via EMail in a single PDF file with the specification ANR: 3255 until 10/06/2024, sent by e-mail to the following address:

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