[Elsnet-list] Speech processing post-doc at University of Eastern Finland

Tomi Kinnunen tkinnu.work at gmail.com
Fri Aug 23 18:01:07 CEST 2013

Speech and Image Processing Unit (SIPU) research group
(http://www.uef.fi/fi/sipu) at the School of Computing
(http://www.uef.fi/cs) announces


The position is filled in Academy of Finland project “Reliable speaker
recognition and modification”, with focus on text-independent speaker
recognition, but including also voice conversion and anti-spoofing
topics. The post-doc will focus on core research in one of these
technologies together with a speech processing group consisting of
project leader, another postdoc and several PhD students. In addition
to core research activities, the postdoc is expected to take part (10%
to 15% of time) in practical supervision tasks of PhD/MSc students
working on similar topics. There are no class-room teaching duties.

University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is a multidisciplinary university
formed as a union of universities of Joensuu and Kuopio in 2010. UEF
ranks among the best 100 universities in Times Higher Education
evaluation of universities less than 50 years old
rankings/2013/one-hundred-under-fifty). The postdoc position is filled
up in Joensuu campus. School of Computing is located at the facilities
of Joensuu Science Park, providing modern research facilities.

The candidate should have a doctoral degree in spoken language
technology, electrical engineering, computer science, pattern
recognition or a closely related field. The candidate should be
comfortable with Unix/Linux tools and Matlab/Octave with good skills
in signal processing or pattern recognition. Previous exposure to
technology benchmarks (e.g. NIST evaluations, Blizzard challenge) is a

The position is filled for a period of 1 to 2 years, with preference
for the 2-year post. The salary will be placed on level 5 according to
Finnish university salary system. In addition, the appointees will be
paid a salary component based on their personal performance, which can
be a maximum of 46.3 per cent of the job requirement component.
Additionally, at least one conference trip per year is supported.

The application consisting of the following documents should be sent
or delivered to the Registry Office of the University of Eastern
Finland. Postal address: Itä-Suomen yliopisto, Kirjaamo, PL 111, 80101
Joensuu or Itä-Suomen yliopisto, Kirjaamo, PL 1627, 70211 Kuopio.
Street address: Yliopistokatu 2 (Joensuu) and Yliopistonranta 1 E
(Kuopio). The deadline for applications is September 30, 2013 (at 3.00
pm Finnish time). The applications with verification of document
originality (signatures) can also be sent as scanned PDF files to
kirjaamo at uef.fi.

The application should include:

* A cover letter indicating the position to be applied for and a
free-worded application describing the special qualities of the
applicant and his or her reasons for applying to the position

* Full curriculum vitae (CV), including a list of publications (if any)

* Copies of relevant diplomas and transcripts of academic records. The
diplomas should be in English or Finnish, and the grading system
should be described.

* The names and contact information of at least two referees.

All enquiries related to the positions should be addressed to Dr. Tomi
Kinnunen, email: tkinnu at cs.uef.fi, tomi.kinnunen at uef.fi, Tel. +358 50
442 2647.

Dr. Tomi H. Kinnunen, Researcher
School of Computing
University of Eastern Finland
P.O. Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu, FINLAND
Email: tkinnu at cs.uef.fi, tkinnu.work at gmail.com
WWW: http://cs.joensuu.fi/pages/tkinnu/webpage/
Tel. +358 50 442 2647

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