Vacancy: PhD researcher in AI for Signal Processing in Intelligent Systems (m/f/d)

(08-09-2020) This PhD position is at the Technische Hochschule Aschaffenburg in Germany in co-operation with regional industry partners and IDLab, Ghent University.

The Technische Hochschule Aschaffenburg / University of Applied Sciences is an ambitious and family-friendly institution situated in the Rhine-Main area. The institution is characterized by its business-oriented, predominantly interdisciplinary and innovative study programs. It conducts industry- and application-oriented research in diverse fields, not only within the framework of numerous collaborations, but also within the university's own institutes and laboratories.

The following vacancy is available within the Faculty of Engineering, to be filled at the earliest possible opportunity:
PhD researcher in AI for Signal Processing in Intelligent Systems (m/f/d).

This is a full (100%) position, with an initial engagement until 28.02.2022.
Application reference number pr-w-278

Introduction of research group

The research group for which the vacancy is advertised is active in the field of audio, speech and general signal processing. Specifically we research and develop novel methods for signal detection, analysis and enhancement, sensor data fusion and condition monitoring, with applications in the automotive, industrial and medical sectors.

What are your responsibilities?

  • The successful candidate will primarily focus on novel AI-based methods for acoustic speech signal improvement as well as suitable methods for signal analysis in real time. This research will be carried out in co-operation with regional industry partners and the Ghent University, Belgium (group of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nilesh Madhu).
  • With an eye on the practical realisation of the algorithms, a proof-of-concept of developed approaches on product-specific hardware may be required.

What do we expect of the successful candidate?

  • High motivation and commitment to the research
  • Good organizational skills and the ability and willingness to work in a team
  • Willingness to work directly with industrial partners as well as national and international universities in the scope of an international research co-operation

What are the prerequisites for this position?

  • An excellent master's degree (or equivalent) in the field of information technology, communications engineering, computer science or related fields
  • Very good knowledge of (one or more of the following): signal processing, audio & speech processing and/or auditory perception
  • Practical experience in the field of audio/speech processing is a plus
  • Excellent spoken and written English. Knowledge of German is a plus

What do we have to offer?

  • The opportunity to conduct research on cutting-edge topics
  • The possibility to obtain a doctorate in co-operation with Ghent University
  • A challenging and motivating work environment within a young team of international researchers
  • The employment contract and remuneration are based on the provisions of the collective agreement for the civil service of the federal states (TV-L), EGr

The Technical University of Aschaffenburg particularly solicits and welcomes applications from female candidates. Part-time appointment is possible as long as the projects can be realised via job-sharing within the foreseen time period. Handicapped persons (please enclose a copy of the handicapped ID card with your application documents) will be given preference if they are otherwise equally qualified in terms of suitability for the position and able to carry out the assigned tasks.


Please apply with your detailed application documents by 04.10.2020 via our online portal at If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mohammed Krini at the following number: +49 6021 4206-517 or via the E-Mail adress: .

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