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Research Technician in Spatial Audio for Virtual Reality

Electronic Engineering
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
24,983 a year (reduced pro rata)
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Role Description

A Research Technician in audio systems is required to assist in the evaluation of spatial audio quality for virtual reality (VR). The project is funded by Google. The Research Technician will assist in the evaluation of spatial audio quality using low-bit rate compression schemes for application to the Google VR pipeline.  They will assist in the planning and management of listening tests, data organisation and analysis and the documentation of results. They will also be responsible for the maintenance and repair and procurement of equipment related to the project. The work will be undertaken using the state of the art experimental facilities at the Audiolab, University of York. The successful candidate will work within a dynamic team focused on improving immersive and interactive audio systems across a diverse range of applications.

Key Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:

A degree in Music Technology or related science discipline is desirable. Experience with spatial audio systems and prior technical laboratory work is also desired.

This post is part time (0.5 FTE; 18.5 hours a week), on a fixed term contract for 12 months.

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