PhD Position at the Acoustics Research Institute

Austrian Academy of Sciences


The Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences offers a PhD positition for three years funded by the FWF.

The candidate will work on the research project ``BIOTOP: Adaptive Wavelet and Frame Techniques for Acoustic BEM'', which is carried out in collaboration with the University of Basel and the Philipps-University of Marburg. The project and the PhD position is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Acoustics Research Institute is located in Vienna, Austria.

Research Topics:

  • Parametric mesh generation from scanned data of the human head.

  • Implementation and testing of the algorithms.

  • Adaptive wavelet and frame methods for the numerical solution of integral equations on manifolds.

  • Frames in acoustics.

General Qualifications:

  • Diplom, Master's or equivalent degree in audio engineering, mathematics or a similar field.

  • Basic knowledge of numerical mathematics, including the boundary element methods.

  • Programming skills in C or C++, Matlab.

  • Basic understanding of signal processing and frames.

  • The candidate should be able to integrate into a multi-disciplinary research team.

As the project is a joint DACH project of research groups in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the candidate will be required to travel and spend longer periods (about 3 months) at the partner institutes in Basel and Marburg. 

The gross (pre-tax) salary is EUR 27.066,20 per year, according to the personal cost rates of the FWF, the work time is 30 hours per week. This post is available from 15 May 2013 and will be offered for 36 months.

Applicants should submit a letter of application describing their suitability for this position and interest in the project, and their curriculum vitae to

Peter Balazs
Acoustics Research Institute
Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1st floor
1040 Vienna
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The application deadline is April 7, 2013.

The Austrian Academy of Sciences is an equal-opportunity employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.