Jobs and scholarships


Ph.D. and M.Sc. Positions: Media & Arts Technology Programme.
Queen Mary University of London.
Fully funded scholarships available for September 2015 ~ to apply go to:


Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK’s leading research universities, located at the heart of Europe’s largest concentration of creative industries. The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) runs innovative inter-disciplinary research programmes in the science and technologies that are transforming the creative sector. Our aim is to produce MSc and PhD graduates who combine world-class technical and creative skills and who have a unique vision of how digital technology transforms creative possibilities, cultural experiences and social economies.

Up to 10 four-year PhD scholarships are offered for 2015 entry (circa £15,863 p.a. including all fees) for direct entry to the PhD programme. Outstanding students on the MSc programme will be able to apply for scholarships to transfer onto the PhD programme at the end of their first year. Awards are available for UK, EU and Overseas candidates.

The deadline for Ph.D. applications in this round is 31 January 2015. M.Sc. applications will be accepted until July 31. Places are limited so early applications are encouraged.

We welcome applications from outstanding candidates in any discipline but you must be able to demonstrate academic achievement at the level of a first class honours degree and excellent critical and analytic skills.  You should also be able to demonstrate a clear aptitude for interdisciplinary research and engineering, programming or mathematical ability.

Click here for details of how to apply and a list of partner companies and organisations where students can undertake advanced placement projects:

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The Interactive Audio Lab at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, USA  ( ) seeks two researchers at either the doctoral student or postdoctoral level to work on robust interactive audio source separation.

This project will build the next generation of audio editing and production tools that incorporate audio source separation into the workflow. This will involve research in building mixed initiative interfaces, multi-cue audio source separation algorithms, and machine learning as well as embodying them in actual working systems. Individuals with experience in audio signal processing, machine learning and human computer interaction (HCI) are encouraged to apply.

The Interactive Audio Lab, headed by Professor Bryan Pardo ( ), has a particular focus on using signal processing and machine learning tools in the service of cutting edge user interface design for non-speech audio.  Recent graduates from the lab work throughout industry and academia at institutions such as Bose, Gracenote and the University of Rochester.  Northwestern University is a leading university in the United States and the Times Higher Education World University Ranking placed Northwestern 21st out of 400 world universities in the 2014-15 academic year.

How to apply to the lab as a PhD student
Those primarily interested in the human computer interaction portion of the work should apply to the Technology and Social Behavior Program ( ) . Those primarily interested in working on the signal processing and machine learning aspects of the work should apply as a Computer Science applicant through the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ( ).

How to apply to the lab as a postdoctoral researcher
Individuals with relevant recent doctorates should email Bryan Pardo directly at  Please include a CV and a brief description of how your interests and background relate to the project.



Columbia University in the City of New York
Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience

Columbia University is pleased to announce three postdoctoral positions for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in a humanities or social science discipline such as psychiatry, psychology, public health, law, history, economics, literature, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts and who have extensive acquaintance with and critical understanding of neuroscience research.  These Presidential Scholars will form the inaugural members of an innovative program that will eventually include nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Over the last decade, Columbia University has assembled a distinguished group of neuroscientific researchers in the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute which, with the infusion of new funds and a new building, stands poised to become one of the most important loci of neuroscience research in the world.  Columbia University is committed to supplementing the groundbreaking experimental inquiry of the neuroscience faculty by systematic investigation into the conceptual underpinnings and the social foundations and consequences of such newly obtained knowledge.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled. For more information and to apply, please go to For questions about the application process, please contact: research initiatives at