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[hts-users:03439] Job: Research Fellow in speech synthesis, CSTR, University of Edinburgh, UK

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Centre for Speech Technology Research

A postdoctoral researcher position is available on the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Investigating Speech Perception in Realistic Environments" (INSPIRE). This network comprises 10 European research institutes and 7 associated partners, and has the aim of training 13 PhD students and 3 postdoctoral researchers to investigate how people understand speech in challenging, real-world listening conditions (e.g., listening in noise, listening under the constraints of hearing impairment or non-native language use, etc).

The position involves developing and extending our existing techniques for statistical parametric speech synthesis, creating tools for psychoacoustic research, and working with other researchers across the network. These tools will be aimed at investigating human speech perception processes.

Applicants will have appropriate qualifications and meet the Marie Curie eligibility rules (see webpage for details). Strong programming skills are essential, as is some experience of HMM-based speech synthesis and/or HMM-based automatic speech recognition and some knowledge of phonetics and/or speech science and/or psychoacoustics. 

This post is fixed term for 1 year and salary will be in the range GBP 42,045 - GBP 46,731.

The starting date will be 7th January 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal inquiries to Prof Simon King <Simon.King@xxxxxxxx> or Dr Catherine Mayo <catherin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Apply online: http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/opportunities/

Closing date: 5th November 2012

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