Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Position in the field of Machine Translation


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 Machine Translation


with a salary according to TV-L E13.


The responsibilities include basic research in the area of statistical machine translation, as well as participation in application targeted research projects in the area of multimodal dialog centered Human-machine interaction. The candidate is expected to participate in the design, development, and exploration of innovative methods, algorithms and techniques to be successfully integrated in humanoid robots.


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. 


The focus of our research is to develop better communication and computing services that take advantage of an understanding of the Human context and activities. One of our current research interests is the field of simultaneous translation of lectures, video conferencing, and monologues in general.


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.


Questions may be directed to E-Mail: sebastian stueker does-not-exist.kit edu,


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.