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British Broadcasting Corporation - Senior Scientist - Audio
Posted On: 2013-11-25
Location: Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom
This exciting and important role is placed within Research & Development, which is part of BBC Future Media. We are looking for a first class expert to conduct and lead audio research as part of our audio research team and the BBC Audio Research Partnership.
BBC R&D has a worldwide reputation for contributing and leading: engineering, research and development of many of the key broadcast and media technologies that have been introduced over the last 50 years. Our team contains around 150 engineers, scientists and other disciplines, all working across a wide range of cutting-edge projects. We are looking to add a Senior Scientist to our team to lead research on new audio formats and technologies as part of an ambitious research programme.
As a Senior Scientist you will work as part of a research team investigating new approaches to audio content delivery and production in next generation broadcast services. You will conduct and lead research in the BBC Audio Research Partnership on a national and international level. A key area will be to formulate and develop new and innovative ideas in this field while evaluating new concepts and designs in the light of current and future workflows as well as audience experiences. As a Senior Scientist you are expected to provide your expertise and experience in other areas of R&D, sharing ideas and knowledge.
• Conduct research to the highest of standards, leading audio research including future content creation to content consumption in interdisciplinary teams and projects.
• Collaborate with our academic partners and mentor graduate engineers and students from MSc to PhD level..
• Propose possible methods and techniques for projects, innovating where necessary, developing the required technical skill through training and self-development.
• Carry out work in accordance to project plans and within the estimated costs and resources.
• Extensive background in audio engineering and audio research and development which may include specialist knowledge in spatial sound capture and synthesis or digital processing for digital audio effects or semantic audio.
• A good knowledge and understanding in psychoacoustic and subjective evaluation of systems and algorithms.
In addition to your CV we would also like you to answer the following questions:
• Please demonstrate that you have a proven track record in research and audio engineering.
• Describe the extent of your experience in perceptual evaluation.
• Give details of any experience you have of sound in a media production environment.
• Describe the extent of your experience in software development, with specific examples of
projects that you have worked on.
Please mention AES00590 when applying for this position.
About British Broadcasting Corporation
The BBC is a public service broadcaster providing analog and digital broadcast services in the UK. The analog services comprise five national and several regional radio networks, a large number of local radio stations, and BBC World Service. The digital services carry the national radio and eight television networks including specialist networks such as parliamentary broadcasting, children’s broadcasts, and News 24. The BBC’s website is one of the most popular in the world. In addition to being a service provider and a source of quality programs, the BBC researches, designs, and develops technology across the whole broadcasting spectrum, including virtual production, open source compression technology, and Web tools as well as digital television and audio.