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Research Fellow in Soundscape Modelling

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 11th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880303
  • Closes: 24th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

This post will be based on the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, The Bartlett, working on the ERC-SSID project. The key duties and responsibilities will be the development of soundscape models.

Key objectives, as coherent steps for achieving the main aim, are: (1) To characterise soundscapes, by capturing soundscapes and establishing a comprehensive database, which will be a cornerstone for the proposed analysis, and an invaluable resource for scientists for years to come. (2) To determine key factors and their influence on sound-scape quality based on the database, by conducting laboratory psychological evaluation, physi-cal/psychoacoustic factors analysis, and more importantly, to research at a physiological/biological level, including the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging. (3) To develop, test and validate the soundscape indices, through analysing the influences by various factors, using a number of inter- & trans-disciplinary approaches. (4) To demonstrate the applicability of the soundscape indices in practice, by establishing frameworks for soundscape prediction, design, and standardisation.

This post is available from March 2022 and has funding for 12 months in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Key Requirements

The post will be at a postdoctoral level, and degree training in physical and mathematical sciences, and experience in researching on soundscapes and mathematical modelling are essential.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

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If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact: bseer-recruitment@ucl.ac.uk

If you have specific questions about the role please contact Professor Jian Kang, (j.kang@ucl.ac.uk).

The Bartlett & BAME

The Bartlett is committed to increasing the racial diversity of our staff. As part of this effort, we are trialling a scheme to automatically grant interviews to BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for a post. If a BME applicant wishes to be considered for the automatic interview scheme they are requested to indicate this on the application under the section where we ask for any other skills, achievements, experience or information, relevant to the role, which you would like to be considered.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

24 Nov 2021

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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

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