LINGUIST List 15.1580

Mon May 17 2004

Jobs: Speech Technology: Researcher, Toshiba Europe

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  1. kate.knill, Speech Technology: Researcher, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., UK

Message 1: Speech Technology: Researcher, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., UK

Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 05:25:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: kate.knill <>
Subject: Speech Technology: Researcher, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., UK

University or Organization: Toshiba Research Europe Ltd.
Rank of Job: Researcher
Specialty Areas: ASR, TTS
Required Language(s): Indo-European


Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Cambridge Research Lab (CRL) are looking
for people who would like to do research on real speech problems and
see their work incorporated into products worldwide. You will be a
team player who will join a small multinational group of dynamic
individuals, based in the centre of a beautiful university town. We
are a relatively new team who work on developing core technology and
European/American language components for embedded speech systems.

CRL currently has two speech posts open:
1. Statistical Language Modelling for ASR - you will work on design
 and implementation of compact SLMs.
2. European/American Text-to-Speech Synthesis - you will work on
 design and implementation of prosodic components. Knowledge of the
 synthesis process also very useful.

For both jobs, experience with algorithm design on state-of-the-art
speech systems and knowledge of more than one major European language
is preferred.

Candidates should have a PhD in Electronic Engineering, Computer
Science or a related discipline in the area of ASR or TTS (or
equivalent industrial experience). 1-3 years post-doctoral experience
preferred. Strong software skills using C and/or C++, Linux/Unix, and
Perl and/or Python are required.

An attractive salary and benefit package will be offered. TREL carries
out work in collaboration with Toshiba's R&D Center in Japan and the
University of Cambridge.

Applicants should send a CV, the names and addresses of three referees
and a covering letter to:

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr Kate Knill
	Toshiba Research Europe Ltd.
	St George House, 1 Guildhall Street
	Cambridge, CB2 3NH
	United Kingdom 

	Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Dr Kate Knill
	Tel: +44 1223 376 900

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