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The Medical Physics Group at the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics, University of Oldenburg, Germany, seeks a motivated

PhD student (75 % of full time TV-L 13 position, 3 years)
in the field of model-based diagnostics and hearing aid fitting in complex acoustic scenarios

This project conducts research towards a better understanding of speech processing in complex listening conditions. The goal is to establish a model-based theory-driven framework for diagnostics and rehabilitation in real life-matched scenarios. In particular, this project will focus on the extension of patient performance measurements by including audio and audio-visual measurements in acoustically complex scenes simulating dynamic real life scenarios. Moreover, to make selection and fitting of hearing devices in a more theory and controlled manner, a theory-driven model-based approach based on automatic speech recognition system will be applied.

The project is funded by the newly established DFG collaborative research centre CRC1330 Hearing Acoustics, which aims at a better understanding of human acoustic communication and is a long-term collaboration of researchers from Oldenburg, Aachen and Munich. For more information about the CRC see

The Medical Physics group is part of the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics and offers an international scientific environment as well as access to world-class research facilities. For more information about the group and the department see and

Applicants for the position must hold an academic university degree (master or equivalent) in hearing technology & audiology, physics, engineering, or a related discipline. Furthermore, applicants must have a solid background in at least one of the following fields: auditory perception, hearing aid acoustics, modelling of speech perception or speech and audio processing. A strong interest in interdisciplinary application-oriented work, familiarity with scientific tools and programming languages such as MATLAB, good spoken and written English language skills. Furthermore, candidates should have at least some basic German language skills or should acquire them within the first 6 months.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to § 21 Section 3 NHG, female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

Applications including a CV, a motivation letter, copies of the most important certificates and the name and contact details of at least one person who is willing to give a reference should be sent as a single pdf-file (preferred) to or to

Dr. Anna Warzybok
Faculty VI
Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics
Universität Oldenburg
D - 26111 Oldenburg
Tel. (+49) 441 798 5499

The application deadline is 01.08.2018.

For further information please contact Anna Warzybok (


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