COGITCH (NWO-CATCH project 640.005.004)

Description

We invite applications for three positions in Music Information Retrieval on the NWO-funded project COGITCH (COgnition Guided Interoperability beTween Collections of musical Heritage). COGITCH's general objective is to create generic methods to index distributed musical sources by developing an interoperable system. In developing retrieval methods, the project will take a top-down approach, working from musical knowledge and cognitive psychology towards the identification and processing of audio features. COGITCH involves three intertwined strands of research objectives:

The participants in COGITCH are Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, Meertens Institute, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and NPO. The project will be executed by a team consisting of a Postdoc, a PhD student and a Scientific programmer. For more information about the COGITCH project please read the project description.

Vacancies

PhD student

The task of the PhD student will be to design novel, cognition-informed, retrieval methods for musical audio. These methods include:

The PhD student is expected to deliver a completed PhD thesis within 4 years.

Candidates should have:

The candidate is offered a full-time position for 4 years. Salary starts at € 2,042.- and increases to € 2,612.- gross per month in the fourth year of the appointment. The salary is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. In addition we offer: a pension scheme, a partially paid parental leave, flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities. The research group will provide the candidates with necessary support on all aspects of the project. More information on our employment conditions.

More information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Remco Veltkamp or Dr. Frans Wiering.

Please send your application (including a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and contact details of two referees) via the link Apply at the end of the official vacancy page. Application deadline is 14 October 2011. As part of the selection procedure, the candidate is expected to give a presentation about his/her Master thesis research and research plans for the PhD project.

Scientific programmer

The task of the scientific programmer will be to design and implement the music search engine and its components, integrating components created by the PhD student and Postdoc, and using the technical infrastructure of the Meertens Institute and Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Specific tasks include:

Candidates should have:

The candidate is offered a full-time position for 4 years. The salary lies between € 2267.- and € 3422 gross per month. The salary is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. In addition we offer: a pension scheme, a partially paid parental leave, flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities. The research group will provide the candidates with necessary support on all aspects of the project. More information on our employment conditions.

More information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Remco Veltkamp or Dr. Frans Wiering.

Please send your application (including a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and contact details of two referees) via the link Apply at the end of the official vacancy page. Application deadline is 14 October 2011.

Postdoc

The postdoc position is vacant at University of Amsterdam.