[Elsnet-list] Job positions for S2S at CLST, Radboud University Nijmegen

Henk van den Heuvel H.vandenHeuvel at let.ru.nl
Thu Jan 22 10:03:54 CET 2009


Research assistantships for the annotation of casual speech corpora

(Czech, Dutch, English, and Norwegian)



Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands





Several research assistantships are available within the Marie Curie
Training Network "Sound to Sense" (S2S) (www.sound2sense.eu). S2S involves
collaborative speech research amongst 14 universities in 11 European
countries. Due to EU mobility requirements, these positions are* *not open
for people with Dutch nationality or who have lived in the Netherlands for
12 months during the last 36 months.



*Work***

The research assistants will be hired for the annotation of several corpora
of casual speech. In the first, most time consuming step, the assistants
will manually orthographically transcribe the corpora. In the second step,
the resulting transcriptions will be automatically aligned with the speech
signal. The research assistants will prepare the corpus for this second
step, be involved in the automatic alignment, and verify the resulting
alignment.



*Training***

The research assistants will receive extensive training in the annotation of
casual speech and in other areas in which the Research Training Network is
specialized. This includes attendance at the workshops organized by this
network.



*Location***

The research assistants will be located in Nijmegen (The Netherlands), in
the building of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. This
guarantees an interdisciplinary environment, where phoneticians,
psycholinguists, and computer scientists work together.



*Duration***

The research assistants will receive full-time contracts of between 3 months
and 1 year, depending on the language(s) to be transcribed.



*Qualifications***

You should speak and write with native or near-native ability one or more of
Czech, Dutch, Norwegian, and English. We are looking for people who have
obtained their masters degree within the last 48 months or have equivalent
experience. If you have a PhD you are not eligible to apply.



*Salary***

€2645 per month plus generous travel allowances.



*Deadline for application*

The posts are available immediately and will remain open until filled.



*How to apply***

Informal inquiries can be made to Dr. Mirjam Ernestus (m.ernestus at let.ru.nl).
Your formal application should comprise a curriculum vitae including
nationality and residence, 2 letters of reference, and a statement of
interests. Please submit electronically to m.ernestus at let.ru.nl *and*
soundsen at hermes.cam.ac.uk .
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