Research Associate in Communication and Signal Processing
Imperial College London, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
United Kingdom

Job Summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Imperial College London. The post will be based within the Communications and Signal Processing group in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London. This is a Full-time, fixed term position up to 36 months.


Duties and responsibilities

The post holder will conduct original research and corresponding software development for an EPSRC-sponsored project on binaural speech processing for hearing aids. The project, named ‘ELO-SPHERE’ is concerned with the development of audio-visual as well as audio processing to measure and improve speech intelligibility for hearing aid users.


Essential requirements

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science.
  • Experience in the processing of speech or other acoustic signals.
  • Signal processing and mathematical knowledge relevant to acoustic and speech signal processing.
  • Adept in programming signal processing algorithms in Matlab
  • Adept in formulating technical reports using LaTeX and other relevant tools


Further Information

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Mike Brookes mike.brookes@imperial.ac.uk or Dr Patrick Naylor p.naylor@imperial.ac.uk 


For queries related to the application process, contact Vanessa Rodriguez v.rodriguez-gonzalez@imperial.ac.uk 


For technical issues when applying online, contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk 


The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has a strong commitment to conducting internationally competitive and innovative research. Its primary scientific interest is in fundamental research with numerous applications to the environment, healthcare, information and communications technology, industry and energy.


Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university. The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. All of our academic departments are located on a single campus in South Kensington, giving a concentration of talent that creates a stimulating and vibrant research community. You can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities on our webpages.


The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment, which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/


The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.


Closing date: 18/08/2019

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by job reference ENG00912



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