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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Microphone Array Processing

Deadline 05.11.2018

Job description

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.


The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics.


The Department has near 950 students on bachelor level, near 450 master students, and over 180 PhD students. The overall staff of the Department is close to 250 employees, about 200 of these are full time positions. The full time scientific staff is 60, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

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A Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position is available in the DSB – Digital Signal Processing and Image Analysis Group, Department of Informatics.

The position is part of “MicroCluster4Speech” a User-driven Research based Innovation project (BIA) sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council. The industrial partners sensiBel and Squarehead will work with research groups at the University of Oslo (UiO) and the Norwegian Computing Center (NR) to develop small arrays for robust speech recognition.

The fellowship period will be for 2 years. Starting date as soon as possible. Note that one cannot be appointed for more than one postdoctoral fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

More about the position

The post-doctoral researcher will work in the field of microphone array processing and speech enhancement. A specific focus area is small arrays composed of high SNR microphones. The first part of the research is to quantify the impact of key microphone parameters including self-noise, sample variation and linearity. A second part of the research is devoted to design and evaluation of adaptive algorithms for calibration of mis-matched elements. The work is likely to involve both traditional signal processing and more recent machine learning approaches. A further avenue of research is joint optimization of beamforming and speech recognition within a deep learning framework.

The research will contribute to the overall goal of the MicroCluster4Speech project which is to develop and promote small array modules suitable for integration in consumer appliances. The post-doc will collaborate closely with researchers at sensiBel and the Norwegian Computing Center and be part of a stimulating and exciting research environment.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, computer science or related areas.

Applicants must have a solid background in signal processing, knowledge in array processing, and should have good programming skills. A background in machine learning is advantageous.Besides technical skills, we are looking for a curious, ambitious candidate who is highly motivated to do research and contribute to the problems at hand. We strongly encourage that the application is accompanied by a short cover letter explaining briefly how the applicant's background and education fit the goals and requirements of this project.

Good communication skills in both oral and written English are expected.

We offer

  • salary NOK 524 200 - 576 100 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed as Postdoctoral Fellow for more than one specified period at the same institution.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system please contact HR-adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen phone +47 22 85 42 72, e-mail [email protected]

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