Thursday, July 19, 2012

vacancies: research project on communication and synchronization in music ensembles

The *Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence* (Vienna,
Austria) invites excellent researchers at pre-doctoral or
post-doctoral level to join a research project on communication and
synchronization in music ensembles.

The project, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), aims to
investigate visual communication and temporal synchronization in music
ensembles. It involves measurement, analysis, and modeling of
musicians' body movements and synchronization mechanisms while
performing together (duet, trio, or larger). Development of real-time
interaction models will go alongside extensive experimentation with
musicians to gain essential insights into a very fundamental human

We encourage applicants with backgrounds in computer science,
psychology, engineering, musicology or related fields. Programming
skills and/or experience with MATLAB, JAVA, C++, or similar are
required. Some experience in empirical music performance research,
motion capture technology, and/or real-time technologies are desired.
The positions are available from October 1st 2012 for initially 2
years, with prospect for continuation. Annual salary follows the
official scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (see; citizens of
all countries may apply. Doctoral researchers have the option to
pursue a PhD programme in a related field at the MDW (University of
Music and Performing Arts Vienna), the JKU (Johannes Kepler University
Linz), or any other Austrian university.

Applications should include a letter of motivation, a CV with a
complete list of publications (preferably with links to full texts of
important publications), and graduation documents of the highest
degree (master or PhD). Applications will be considered immediately
and are accepted until September 1st, 2012, or until the positions are
filled. Please, send your applications to with PDF
attachments or links to online resources or by mail to OFAI, Freyung
6/6, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

Werner Goebl (PI),