Research Assistant in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
United Kingdom

Research Assistant in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science

Salary: £31,613 per annum (pro rata) (Grade 4)

Reference: QMUL22165

Location: Mile End

Date posted: 01-May-2020

Closing date: 31-May-2020

Job profile 


Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position on music information retrieval and music signal processing, with a particular focus on knowledge and implementation of the existing state of the art, and real world applications. The responsibilities also include engaging with industry, disseminating results and working in a team of researchers.

The role is concerned with developing new music informatics models, taking existing models and improving them, assessing performance and usability, and demonstrating results, ideally for use in a service. A focus of the work involves establishing measures of how well individual musical elements within a composition will match each other. Core elements of the work are: adapt and improve existing music informatics methods; develop, test or demonstrate new music informatics methods; assess performance and quality objectively and subjectively; and produce demonstrators and demonstrate results to a wide audience. For this, knowledge of and experience with musical signal processing, including audio programming, and related fields, is required.

The ideal candidate will have an Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, Electric/Electronic Engineering or a related topic. Good programming experience and working knowledge of audio signal analysis and processing is desirable, plus experience in one or more of the following areas: music information retrieval, high tech entrepreneurship, signal processing, audio engineering, evaluation or human-computer interaction is essential.

The post is part time fixed term contract for 21 hours per week (0.6fte) and is available immediately until 30 April 21. Starting salary will be £31,613 (pro rata), inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave (pro rata) and pension scheme.

At Queen Mary University of London, we are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing the careers of all staff. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence and flexible arrangements for staff to who wish to change their work patterns. We also welcome applications from women in all stages of life, including pregnancy and maternity leave, and we will consider requests for this post to be a job share (please indicate this clearly on your application form).  We strongly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented in our Research Groups.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Reiss at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 7982.

Details about the School can be found at, and details about the Centre for Digital Music at

To apply, please click the link below.

Candidates are kindly requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages.

Please note large documents, e.g., PhD thesis/Research papers, are not forwarded to the interview panel.

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2020. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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