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Senior Researcher in Interactive Musical Computer

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Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : lundi 6 décembre 2021

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General information

Reference : USR3258-BLACHA-011
Workplace : ST DENIS
Date of publication : Monday, November 15, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 36 months
Expected date of employment : 1 January 2022
Proportion of work : Part time
Remuneration : 840 to 860 euros per month
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Over 10 years


The goal of the BBDMI project is to create a music performance system using physiological (electromyogram EMG) and cerebral (electroencephalogram EEG) signals. The role is for a senior researcher to work alongside the project coordinator and manage the work of research assistants, composers, music HDI researchers, an engineer, and a neuroscientist in the delivery of the project. The researcher will organise meetings with project partners that include a university, a neuroscience laboratory, and an industry PME. He/she will be responsible for communication of the outcomes of the project in scientific, artistic, and public outlets, in the form of publications, workshops, and public events.


- Manage large scale, nationally funded research for the study of electromyogram and electroencephalogram in musical performance
- Coordinate engineering team to develop experimental hardware systems for the data acquisition of EMG and EEG
- Interface with design company for the industrial design and ergonomics of a wearable end-user biosensing music device
- Organise project research team to establish EEG/EMG data corpus and publish according to Open Science principles
- Lead scientific research planning for biosignal feature extraction and analysis
- Train multidisciplinary research team spanning music, neuroscience and engineering on qualitative, user-centric research methodologies
- Lead organization of science communication events (conferences, workshops)
- Act as ambassador in the dissemination of the protocols and results to the scientific community (in the form of publications, colloquia, public presentations and reports)
- Respond to new calls for proposals
- Engage in knowledge sharing activities with students, artists, and the general public
- Take responsibility for scientific monitoring for quality and rigour on the methods, tools and protocols
- Facilitate reflection amongst the project team on research methods in music and artistic research
- Lead professional networking events


- Established reputation in research domains of computer music, music HCI, NIME
- Innovation in capture of performance gesture by sensors
- Methods of feature extraction of biosignal and audio signals
- Champion open-source dissemination of research
- Oversight of target programming environments: Python, Max, PureData, FAUST, C/C++
- Recognition for musical applications of User-centered Design methodologies (questionnaires, interviews, user studies, ethnomethodology)
- English speaking/writing (C2)
- Extensive track record of research dissemination through publication and oral presentation
- Interdisciplinary collaborative team management
- Directing of public events including concerts
- Data management strategy
- Science communication to funders and policy makers
- Intellectual leadership, critical mentoring experience, visionary conceptualisation

Work Context

The Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord (MSHPN) is a structure for hosting, stimulating and promoting research in the humanities and social sciences. It is attached to the universities of Paris 8, Sorbonne Paris Nord and the CNRS (USR 3258).
The BBDMI project led by MSH Paris Nord is funded by the ANR CE 38 programme, Digital Revolution, Relationship to Knowledge and Culture under the scheme, Collaborative Research Project - Enterprise (PRCE).

Main contacts:
The postholder will manage team members of the research project, at the MSHPN, where he/she will work directly with the project coordinator, the Director of the MSHPN Anne SEDES. They manage the project consortium and its partner institutions, the Paris 8 University and the Paris Brain Institute and the SME Soixante Circuits. They will bring insights from international advisory board members to the benefit of the project. He/she will also interact with the MSHPN research support team. Their work will principally be located at the MSHPN, where he / she will use the recording studios and benefit from a shared office.
Direct hierarchical reporting: The General Secretary of the MSH, Aurélie Champvert

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