Research Fellow in Machine Learning for Audio Synthesis

University of Surrey - Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work full-time to develop software tools that build on two current research projects related to machine listening in CVSSP at the University of Surrey: Making Sense of Sounds and the EPSRC Programme Grant, S3A: Future Spatial Audio for an immersive listener experience at home. The post is to investigate deep learning techniques for real-time audio generation as a service for sound production.

The successful applicant is expected to have an excellent mathematical and programming background, with a PhD in audio signal processing, spatial audio or machine learning.  Experience and enthusiasm for working with other universities and companies to implement technology demonstrators is desirable, specifically in the creative industries. 

With a widely-recognized international reputation for research excellence and impact, CVSSP is one of the largest audio-visual research centres in the UK focusing on vision, graphics, machine listening and signal processing, with 120-130 members comprising academics, research fellows and PhD students. The centre is supported as a national hub for research in audio-visual media and maintains strong collaborative links, internally with other parts of the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department and the Institute of Sound Recording in the Department of Music & Media, and externally with BBC R&D and the UK creative industries (film, games and broadcast). 

Informal enquires are welcome and should be made to Dr Philip Jackson +44 (0)1483 686044 or

This is a six month fixed term contract due to end in August 2018.

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£30,688) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£31,604).

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