[Elsnet-list] PhD student in Speech Communication at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Olov Engwall engwall at kth.se
Wed Feb 20 13:56:12 CET 2013

Job title: PhD student in Speech Communication
Department and location: Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

URL: http://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/vacancies/ph-d-student-in-speech-and-music-communication-1.368717
Start date: September 2, 2013
Duration: 4 years

The thesis work will be directed towards basic research on simulating the human voice through advanced computer models. It comprises theoretical as well as experimental studies of speech production. The main objectives of the work within which the PhD student will be working are to create the mechanisms that control the geometrical configuration of the vocal tract, which is to be used as input for finite element modelling; and of the laryngeal posturing. This consists of the four tasks described at http://www.speech.kth.se/eunison/vacancies.php.

The position is time-limited to four years, but can be extended one additional year by including a maximum of 20% department duties, normally consisting of teaching. Doctoral students must be registered at KTH. Expected starting date: September 02, 2013.

Qualifications required:
The applicant should, at the time of application or no later than the expected starting date, possess a Master of Science degree in computer science, electrical engineering or engineering physics, or the equivalent.

In addition, thorough knowledge in several of the following areas are required: programming, phonetics or speech technology, statistical methods, computer simulations and multi-physics. The applicant should demonstrate a high proficiency in both written and spoken English.

Applicants must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies, possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis as well as possess good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.


Application deadline: March 22, 2013

Employer's reference: D-2013-0107

Applications via email are to be sent to: Camilla Johansson, e-mail jobs at csc.kth.se.

Write reference number in the email subject. (CV, etc. should be sent as an attachment, as pdf-files.)

The application must be written in English and contain:

1. Cover letter: A summary of the application that describes the particular merits that make the applicant suitable for the open position. Maximum one (1) page.
2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Official record of transcripts and copy of degree certificate. The documents should be in English or be accompanied by an authorized translation to English.

4. References: Please provide detailed contact information to at least two (2) references.

5. Statement of purpose:  Please discuss your research interests and motivation for carrying out PhD studies at KTH, and how this can be demonstrated in your earlier experiences (studies, technical knowledge, other assignments etc.). Maximum two (2) pages.

6. Summary of relevant publications: If existing, provide a list of publications, sorted according to relevance for this position. The list should for each publication give a short summary and a web-link to the full text.

Applicants are kindly ask to also fill in the form at http://www.speech.kth.se/eunison/phd-applicants.html

Contact information:

Olov Engwall, Professor in Speech Communication

Telephone: +468-790 75 35

e-mail:  engwall at kth.se 



Olov Engwall
Professor in Speech Communication
vice Dean of Undergraduate Education CSC

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
School of Computer Science and Communication
Centre for Speech Technology
Lindstedsvägen 24, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Mobile: +46-8-790 75 35
engwall at kth.se, www.speech.kth.se/~olov

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