PhD Position in Music Cognition at EPFL

EPFL has an opening PhD position in musicology. This position is available for 4 years. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis.

The Digital and Cognitive Musicology Laboratory (DCML) at EPFL invites applications for a full-time PhD position in music cognition. The research project explores theories of musical syntax and structure and combines theoretical, computational and psychological approaches. We are looking for a candidate who shares the fascination for the musical mind and will join the team to work on psychological experiments exploring the perception and acquisition of syntactic structures in music. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with other project members working on theoretical and computational aspects of musical syntax. This PhD position is available in the context of the H2020-ERC funded project on the "Principles of Musical Structure Building: Theory, Computation, and Cognition".

Start date and duration: The position is planned to start in early 2019 and last for 4 years. Term of employment: Fixed-term (CDD) at 100% work rate. The EPFL offers a competitive PhD salary.

Contact: PhD students upload their materials on under the EDNE doctoral school ( Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information about the position, please contact Martin Rohrmeier (


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