Monday, March 2, 2015

Fwd: Software Engineer for Transforming Musicology


Research Assistant / Software Engineer

Salary: £36,009 to £40,161 pa, incl. LW
Contract: Fixed term, part- or full-time
Location: New Cross, London, UK
Closing date: 27 March 2015
Reference: COM000059
Details: <>

The Transforming Musicology <> project is seeking
a research programmer to join the research team in the Department of
Computing at Goldsmiths College <>.


As a research programmer, you will be a skilled software engineer with
experience of the full software development lifecycle. You will
understand the open source development model, be able to work with
existing code-bases as easily as designing from scratch, and have
experience of working in collaboration with other developers and with
academic researchers. You will be responsible for independent
development of tools prototyped as part of the research activities,
with a view to making them usable by and accessible to the wider
academic and potential user community, including especially
musicologists and musicians. You will mix working on state-of-the art
algorithms for multimedia search and retrieval with developing APIs
for other programmers, and producing innovative user interfaces
targeted at focused user groups and at a variety of interactive

You will be joining a lively and challenging research culture in the
Department of Computing and you will be expected to engage with that
culture and contribute to the research activities of the project. You
will take a leading role in dissemination of the project's research
including documenting your own work and presenting tools and results
at conferences and workshops.


The Transforming Musicology <> project is funded
in the AHRC's Digital Transformations theme for three years from
October 2013. It includes partners at Goldsmiths' College, Queen Mary
University of London, Oxford University (Faculty of Music and Oxford
e-Research Centre), Lancaster University, and Utrecht University. The
project takes tools and methods from music information retrieval and
applies them to problems in musicology. As case studies, it explores
three areas of music research: sixteenth century lute and vocal music,
the leitmotive technique of Richard Wagner, and the musicology of the
social media. Each of these case studies makes use of a variety of
digital techniques including Linked Data and advanced audio search
techniques. The project therefore incorporates a number of work
packages aimed at developing tools applicable for these techniques.

The project team at Goldsmiths comprises the principal investigator
Prof. Tim Crawford, two co-investigators including Dr. Christophe
Rhodes to whom you will be reporting, three research associates and a
Ph.D student.


Applications should be made by following the link to Goldsmiths HR on
the project website

The closing date is Friday 27 March 2015. Informal enquiries may be
made to Richard Lewis <>, the Transforming
Musicology project manager.
Richard Lewis
Computing, Goldsmiths' College
t: +44 (0)20 7078 5203
@: lewisrichard
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