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9 PhD positions (m/f/d) Research Training Group HEARAZ - "Hearable-centered assistance: From sensors

Oldenburg, Niedersachsen
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3 Jul 2024
Universität Oldenburg Logo The DFG funded Research Training Group HEARAZ - "Hearable-centered assistance: From sensors to participation" (GRK 2969) offers 9 PhD positions (m/f/d) (salary group E 13, 100 %) Research Program The vision of the HEARAZ research training group is the comprehensive inter- and transdisciplinary training of emerging scientists for the efficient development of a new generation of networked technical assistance systems close to the ear ("hearables") and their integration into everyday life and care practice. Hearables are thus further developed into a mobile and personalised 'health centre at the ear'. Beyond hearing improvement, the aim is to realise assistance in three areas: perception (P), communication (C) and mobility (M) for wearers through technical and social networking with formal and informal care networks. The aim is to improve opportunities for participation with consideration of health restrictions, enhanced vulnerability, and increasing diversity among the often older clients. We Offer At the University of Oldenburg and at the University of Bremen up to 9 positions for doctoral students (TV-L %) in the three research areas (P), (C) and (M) are available for scientific qualification according to 2 para. 1 WissZeitVG, starting between November 2024 and April 2025, limited to 36 months. All positions are suitable for part-time employment. HEARAZ offers access to excellent facilities and laboratories, data and computing infrastructure, attractive workplaces, diverse and responsible tasks, a wide scope of advanced training options, and flexible working arrangements. All doctoral students are supervised by an interdisciplinary team of at least two highly qualified professors providing their complementary expertise, infrastructure, and networks. Doctoral students are encouraged to develop their skills and networks by visiting HEARAZ partners and world-renowned institutions for extended research stays. You Provide Successful candidates should have completed their master studies (or complete them before signing the contract) in the fields of medicine, health sciences/ nursing, informatics/ data science, engineering/ physics, speech and audio signal processing, or closely related fields. We expect Master's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field (see above) Substantial knowledge and proven interest in at least one of the following research areas: Medicine Healthcare/ nursing Informatics/ Data Science/ AI Engineering/ Physics Speech and Audio Signal Processing Ethics and Social Sciences Method skills in at least one of the areas Qualitative research, e.g. interview techniques, text analysis, etc. Quantitative research, e.g. statistics, mathematical modelling, numerical modelling, etc. Programming, e.g. programming languages, tools, machine learning, AI, etc. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team Excellent proficiency of English or German Further information about the team, projects, required additional qualifications and recruiting process of the HEARAZ research training group can be found at Application The University of Oldenburg and the University of Bremen are dedicated to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to 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. Please follow the instructions on this website () on how to submit your application (including your professional CV, certificates, and research interests) by 22nd of July 2024. Virtual interviews with applicants are planned for August 27, 2024.
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  • Job Reference: 1378933024-2
  • Date Posted: 3 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
    Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  • Location: Oldenburg, Niedersachsen
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent