Postdoctoral Research Fellow 3462

School: Media, Film and Music
MIMIC: Musically Intelligent Machines Interacting Creatively
Fixed term 18 months, full time
Salary range:
starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Placed on:
10 July 2018
Closing date:
17 September 2018
Expected interview date:
18 October 2018
Expected start date:
07 January 2019        

Job description

This externally funded post offers an opportunity to join a team of researchers within the busy and vibrant School of Media, Film and Music. The duties of the postholder will be to work on the AHRC-funded ‘MIMIC’ research project on developing a user-friendly online programming environment for machine learning in the area of musical creativity. The postholder will contribute to reports and dissemination of research findings and register impact of the project’s activities. 

The post is for 18 months, full-time, and the work will be conducted at the University of Sussex in Brighton. The postholder will be working closely with research fellows (post-docs) located at our partner institutions, Goldsmiths College and Durham University.

The post will involve implementing and evaluating a high-level live coding programming language in JavaScript, interfacing with musical machine learning libraries created as part of this project. The successful candidate will have excellent programming, testing and debugging skills, and be familiar with creative coding. They will be interested in music, performance, composition and the computational arts.

The post holder will be expected to organise events, design and evaluate user-studies, contribute to the writing of conference papers and journal articles, and co-present the project at European and International conferences. The position would be ideal for a computer scientist or creative coder with interest and experience in computer music, machine listening and machine learning.

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact either Thor Magnusson or Chris Kiefer

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