PhD Position in Medical Physics and Acoustics
Carl Von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg School of Medicine and Health Sciences

The Medical Physics Group at the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, seeks as soon as possible within the Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all and other projects a

PhD student

(m/f/d 75 % of full time TV-L E13 positions, 3 years)

in the field of psychophysics and medical classification.

The successful applicant mainly contributes to the aspects self-controlled auditory diagnostics and machine-learning supported classification of hearing disorders. One goal is to create an auditory profile with a minimum set of highly controlled and efficient clinical-audiological tests that allow for the fitting of relevant individual model parameters. Thereby, the psychophysical and psychometrical methods involved in the (auditory) tests conducted with mobile devices need to be optimized and tested for robustness, reproducibility, and validity for classifying the underlying hearing disorder. A second goal is to develop medical classification methods operating on these sets of tests in combination with auditory models and with machine learning methods such as Bayesian nets for interpreting the results and prediction of missing data.

This position is part of three collaborating PhD projects which aim to contribute to the construction of a "virtual hearing clinic" for mobile personal devices that combines self-controlled auditory diagnostics, machine-learning supported classification of hearing disorders, and provisions to fit and test "virtual" hearing devices to derive predictions about the individual benefit from a real hearing aid.

Successful applicants must hold an academic university degree (master or equivalent) with above-average grades in physics, engineering physics or related subjects (e.g. hearing technology & audiology, biomedical engineering, psychology). They must have experience in the field of hearing research, audio and speech processing or other fields relevant to the subject matter.

Participation in teaching the courses offered by the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics according to the current LVVO is required.

For more information about the group see and

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 ยง 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 by 18.10.2020 to birgojz0er.koaoupllmeierfj5h@un871i-n9tefoldekpu8nburg.dn1euut or to the Medical physics group of the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics, University of Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg.

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