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Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.

The Laboratory for Acoustics / Noise Control at Empa, Dübendorf (near Zurich) has an opening for a

Scientist position on: Acoustic Virtual Reality for environmental noise

Research Area

This new position is embedded in the interdisciplinary research project RESTORE on the restorative potential of urban green spaces in noise-polluted environments and is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. In this position, you will develop virtual reality components to bring urban sceneries into our acoustic laboratory facility to conduct psychophysical experiments on noise, stress and restoration. The diversified work comprises lab and field work and includes

Your Qualifications

You have a Master’s or PhD degree (or equivalent) in Acoustics or Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science. Experience with scientific computing in Matlab, Python, or C is required. A strong interest in sound, audio signal processing and experiments is expected. Additionally, very good command of English and German are a plus.


We offer an exciting position in a top ranked research institution and research infrastructure environment. The starting date is in autumn 2020. The duration of the appointment is two years.

For further information about the position please contact Dr. Reto Pieren reto.pieren@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s509 and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with detailed grades obtained during Master studies and contact details of three referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

Empa, David Heusser, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.