Research Associate/Assistant in Machine Learning for Audio Modelling (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the general area of machine learning for audio to join the team of the European Research Council funded project entitled “EAR: Audio-based Mobile Health Diagnostics”. The general aims of the project are to advance the use of audio for automatic diagnostics of clinical conditions. More widely the project aims to devise robust in-the-wild audio analytics targeting clinical applications and develop new on-device machine learning paradigms.

For this specific post we are seeking candidates with background in machine learning (and signal processing) for audio analytics with specific experience in audio and health applications. The position is available for 1 year in first instance but with the possibility of a further six months extension.


This position can be filled by an appropriate candidate at research assistant or research associate level, depending on relevant qualifications and experience. Appointment at research associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience). Where a PhD has yet to be awarded, appointment will initially be made as a research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded. Candidates should ideally have a strong publication record in machine learning for audio and health. The candidate should also have good programming skills. Good communication, presentation and management skills are also desirable given the size of the project team.

Applicants should contact Prof Cecilia Mascolo for further information

Starting date: Flexible but possibly October 2023 or earlier.

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