Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Researcher position - ABC-DJ project

(W/M) Researcher position at IRCAM  

Fixed-term contract of 18 months from January 4, 2016

Introduction to IRCAM

IRCAM is a non-profit organization that is associated to the Centre Pompidou (Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou). Its missions comprise research, production, and education related to contemporary music and its relation to science and technology. Within the R&D department specialized teams are conducting research and development in the areas of acoustics, sound signal processing, interaction, computer music and musicology. IRCAM is located in the centre of Paris near the Centre Pompidou, at 1, Place Igor Stravinsky 75004 Paris.

Introduction to project

The goal of the ABC-DJ project (European H2020 ICT-19 project) is to develop advanced Audio Branding (recommending music for a trade-mark) technologies. For this, ABC-DJ will rely on Music Content and Semantic Analysis.

Within this project, IRCAM will develop

  • new music content analysis algorithms (auto-tagging into genre, emotions, instrumentation, estimation of tonality and tempo)
  • new tools for advanced DJ-ing (audio quality measurement, segmentation into vocal parts, full hierarchical structure analysis, intelligent track summary, audio source separation).

Position description

For this project IRCAM is looking for a researcher for the development of the technologies of music content analysis and advanced DJ-ing.

The hired Researchers will also collaborate with the development team and participate in the project activities (evaluation of technologies, meetings, specifications, reports).

Required experiences and skills

  • High Skill in audio signal processing (spectral analysis, audio-feature extraction, parameter estimation) (the candidate should preferably hold a PHD in this field)
  • High skill in machine learning (the candidate should preferably hold a PHD in this field)
  • High-skill in Matlab/Python programming, skills in C/C++ programming
  • Good knowledge of Linux, Windows, Mac-OS environments
  • High productivity, methodical works, excellent programming style.


According to background and experience.   


Please send an application letter with the reference 201511ABCRES together with your resume and any suitable information addressing the above issues preferably by email to: peeters at ircam dot fr with cc to vinet at ircam dot fr, roebel at Ircam dot fr.

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