[Elsnet-list] Job: Two Postdoctoral Researchers in Speech Technology, University of Edinburgh

Steve Renals s.renals at ed.ac.uk
Tue Feb 21 17:00:12 CET 2012

Two Postdoctoral Research Associates in Speech Technology.  
Centre for Speech Technology Research,  
University of Edinburgh.

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Associates in Speech Technology supported by the EPSRC Programme Grant Natural Speech Technology (NST, http://www.natural-speech-technology.org) and the EU Integrated Project EU-Bridge (http://www.eu-bridge.eu). NST is a collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh, Cambridge, and Sheffield, whose objective is to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in speech technology by making it more natural, approaching human levels of reliability, adaptability and conversational richness. EU-Bridge is a large scale European collaboration which aims to develop automatic transcription and translation technology to permit the development of innovative multimedia captioning and translation services of audiovisual documents between European and non-European languages.  The researchers will be part of the Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR, http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk).

The successful candidate should have or be near completion a PhD in speech processing, computer science, linguistics, engineering, mathematics, or a related discipline. They must have a background in statistical modelling and machine learning, research experience in speech recognition and/or speech synthesis, excellent programming skills, and research publications in international journals or conferences.

Experience in acoustic modelling or language modelling for speech recognition or speech synthesis is essential. A background in one or more of the following areas is also desirable: multilingual speech recognition; subspace Gaussian mixture models; adaptation techniques for acoustic or language modelling; experience of the design, construction and evaluation of speech recognition or speech synthesis systems; distant speech recognition; deep neural networks; and familiarity with software tools including HTK, Kaldi, HTS, or Festival.

Fixed Term: 30 months;  
Closing date for applications: 10 April 2012.

For further details and to apply:  http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3015397

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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