Research Fellow

University of Southampton - Signal Processing & Control Group

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join the Signal Processing and Control Group of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research. You will work as a part of a team on the development of intelligent acoustic systems that combine directional microphone array beamforming with active noise cancellation technology. The aim of the technology is to provide the user with an enhanced and adaptable acoustic experience in a variety of acoustic environments. You will, therefore, benefit from a varied project that will involve acoustics, signal processing, and adaptive control. The research is supported and being carried out in collaboration with a large telecommunications company and, therefore, will provide the successful applicant with exposure to both academic and industrial research perspectives. This may open a variety of different future career pathways.

It is essential you have a PhD in acoustical engineering, signal processing, control, or a related area. In particular, a background in the fields of active noise control and microphone array signal processing would be ideally suited to the role. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience in the design and implementation of complete acoustic signal processing systems from the system hardware through to the signal processing. 

Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given. Although the position is initially for a fixed-term of 12 months due to funding restrictions, this may be extended based on future funding success.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by contacting Dr Jordan Cheer (

About the University

You will join the world-renowned Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, which has a strong legacy of improving health and wellbeing internationally. We are within the Facility of Engineering and the Environment, which was rated as number one for research power in general engineering in REF2014 and has an excellent record of collaborative research with industry and academic institutions in the UK and abroad.

In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering we were awarded an Athena SWAN silver award in 2016. We also have the Platinum EcoAward, committing all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Matt Saxby (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 920317KR on all correspondence. 

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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