Research assistant position for a PhD student at the Acoustics Research Institute in Vienna

The Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences invites applications for a half-time pre-doc position for a junior researcher in acoustic phonetics. The successful candidate must hold an M.A. in Phonetics or General/Applied Linguistics with special focus on phonetics and phonology. He or she is expected to work in the field of acoustic phonetics (acoustic phonetic and phonological description of languages and language varieties, especially Austrian varieties, including migrant varieties), have good knowledge of Austrian dialects, work on the phonetics-phonology interface, show experience in audio-analysis software, and be willing to work closely together with the other working groups of the institute. 

The Acoustics Research Institute is an interdisciplinary research institution of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. A multidisciplinary approach is necessary for frontier research in acoustics. The Acoustics Research Institute undertakes top-level research in psychoacoustics and experimental audiology, acoustic phonetics, computational acoustics, and mathematics and signal processing. The close interaction between the working groups at the institute alloww for innovative research approaches based on the synergy effects of multidisciplinary research, as well as concepts that stimulate the individual research fields. The Acoustics Research Institute employs approximately 35 academic, technical, and administrative staff.

The post is available from November 2014 until November 2015. The salary will be EUR 18.142,60 a year according to the personal cost rates of the Academy (collective agreement 4/1) 

Applicants are expected to submit a letter of application expressing their qualifications required for the tasks specified above, their curriculum vitae, and two references with contact data by September 19th 2014 to:


Acoustics Research Institute
Austrian Academy of Sciences

Wohllebengasse 12-14
1040 Wien

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