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Two Industrial PhD positions at the MTG

Two Industrial PhD positions at the MTG

The MTG opens two industrial PhD positions to do research on machine learning for sound and music applications




Supervisor at the MTG: Xavier Serra

Application deadline: May 8th 2020

Starting date: September 2020

These PhD positions are a collaboration of the MTG with the research center of a leading telecom solutions provider based in Munich, Germany. The successful applicant will be part of a multicultural team of audio researchers within a growing environment. He/she will be offered a fulltime employment contract and is expected to work from Munich. Regular visits to MTG will be supported.

Possible topics of the research to be carried out are: 

  • Music/sound tagging
  • Audio representations for music recommendation systems
  • Music source separation for enhanced audio description
  • Audio generation for sound and music applications


  • You have recently completed or will soon complete your master studies
  • You gained first experience in machine learning and signal processing applied to audio
  • You have a solid background in programming in python, Matlab or C/C++
  • You enjoy working in a team and you like to collaborate with researchers to develop creative solutions
  • You are fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • You must be eligible to work in the European Union to be considered for this position

The succesful candidates will enroll in the PhD program of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of the UPF. Practical and administrative information about the PhD program, including admission requirements, are available in

Interested people should send a CV, a motivation letter, and a first draft of a thesis proposal detailing a possible research plan related to one of the proposed research topics, to [email protected]. For any further information you can contact directly Xavier Serra.