UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


We're hiring: Research Fellow in Soundscape Modelling

15 November 2021

The Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering in hiring a Research Fellow in Soundscape Modelling.

UCL front

Key information

  • Reference: 1880303
  • UCL Department: Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering 
  • Location: UCL London
  • Grade: 7
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum (inclusive of London allowance)

Apply now

Duties and responsibilities

This post will be based on the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, The Bartlett, working on the ERC-SSID project. The key duties and responsibilities will be the development of soundscape models.

Key objectives, as coherent steps for achieving the main aim, are: (1) To characterise soundscapes, by capturing soundscapes and establishing a comprehensive database, which will be a cornerstone for the proposed analysis, and an invaluable resource for scientists for years to come. (2) To determine key factors and their influence on sound-scape quality based on the database, by conducting laboratory psychological evaluation, physical/psychoacoustic factors analysis, and more importantly, to research at a physiological/biological level, including the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging. (3) To develop, test and validate the soundscape indices, through analysing the influences by various factors, using a number of inter- & trans-disciplinary approaches. (4) To demonstrate the applicability of the soundscape indices in practice, by establishing frameworks for soundscape prediction, design, and standardisation. 

This post is available from March 2022 and has funding for 12 months in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Key requirements

The post will be at a postdoctoral level, and degree training in physical and mathematical sciences, and experience in researching on soundscapes and mathematical modelling are essential.

Further Details

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact: bseer-recruitment@ucl.ac.uk

If you have specific questions about the role please contact Professor Jian Kang.

Closing Date: 24 November 2021, 23:59

Interview date: TBC

The Bartlett & BAME
The Bartlett is committed to increasing the racial diversity of our staff. As part of this effort, we are trialling a scheme to automatically grant interviews to BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for a post. If a BME applicant wishes to be considered for the automatic interview scheme they are requested to indicate this on the application under the section where we ask for “any other skills, achievements, experience or information, relevant to the role, which you would like to be considered”.

UCL Taking Action for Equality
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.