Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Position in the field of Automatic Speech Recognition
Dr. Sebastian Stüker
Tel. +49 721 608 6284
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the result of the merger of the University of Karlsruhe and the Research Center, Karlsruhe. It is a unique institution in Germany, which combines the mission of a university with that of a large-scale research center of the Helmholtz Association. With 8000 employees and an annual budget of EUR 650 million, KIT is one of the largest research and education institutions worldwide.
At the Institute for Anthropomatics, Lehrstuhl Prof. Waibel several positions are to be filled:
Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Position
in the field of Automatic Speech Recognition
with a salary according to TV-L E13.
The responsibilities include basic research in the area of automatic speech recognition, as well as participation in application targeted research projects in the area of multimodal dialog centered Human-machine interaction. The candidate is expected to contribute to the state-of-the art of modern recognition systems. He/she will participate in the design, development, and exploration of innovative methods, algorithms and techniques towards acoustic and language modeling leading to improvements in recognizer performance.
Within the framework of the international center for advanced communication technology (interACT), our center operates in three locations, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley, USA. This offers a first class research environment, working in advanced research projects at two of the top computer science research universities in the US and Europe. International joint and collaborative research at and between our centers is common and encouraged, and offers great international exposure and activity.
Our current research interests include the simultaneous translation of lectures, video conferencing and general monologues, key-word spotting in a multitude of languages, and multilingual speech recognition and speech recognition for under-resourced languages.
We seek qualified candidates with a M.S. or a Phd degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related fields. The position offers the opportunity to work toward a Ph.D. degree or toward the advancement of an academic career. A record of academic achievements, relevant experience and knowledge in relevant areas, and excellent programming skills are expected.
KIT is pursuing a gender equality policy. Women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. If equally qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.
The application should be sent to Professor Alex Waibel, Institut für Anthropomatik, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Postfach 6980, 76049 Karlsruhe, Germany
KIT – University of the State of Baden-Württemberg and National Laboratory of the Helmholtz Association.