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LINGUIST List 18.259

Thu Jan 25 2007

Jobs: Speech Synthesis: Post Doc, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital

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        1.    Julius DeAngelus, Speech Synthesis: Post Doc, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, DE, USA

Message 1: Speech Synthesis: Post Doc, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, DE, USA
Date: 25-Jan-2007
From: Julius DeAngelus <juliusdavisadv.com>
Subject: Speech Synthesis: Post Doc, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, DE, USA

Organization: Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children
Department: Biomedical Research
Web Address: http://www.Nemours.org
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Speech Synthesis

Set on a beautiful 300-acre campus north of Wilmington, Delaware, the
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has 180 inpatient beds and offers
all the major specialties of pediatric medicine, surgery and dentistry. The
duPont Hospital is operated by Nemours, which provides institutions and services
to improve the health of children. Employing over 400 pediatric physicians,
subspecialists and surgeons, Nemours cared for approximately a quarter of a
million children during nearly one million encounters in 2005, making Nemours
one of the nation's largest children's health systems.

In addition to the hospital, Nemours operates the Nemours Children's
Clinic-Delaware Valley, which provides pediatric primary and specialty care at
locations throughout Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New
Jersey, and Nemours Children's Clinics-Florida, which provide pediatric
subspecialty care in Jacksonville, Orlando and Pensacola.

The Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE is seeking a
Postdoctoral Fellow in Speech Synthesis in the Speech Research Laboratory
within the Department of Biomedical Research. The ideal candidate will have a
PhD in Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, or a related field;
demonstrated experience in data-based speech synthesis techniques; and an
interest in modeling prosody, particularly intonation, in speech synthesis
systems. The primary responsibilities for this position include: developing a
model for intonation that can be trained on and capturing the important
talker-specific features of an individual's speech, while also representing
phonologically motivated f0 characteristics; implementing the intonation model
for the ModelTalker TTS system; and assisting in the creation of unit
concatenation voices for the ModelTalker TTS system.

A PhD in Linguistics, Computer Science, Psychology, or closely related field
with demonstrated knowledge of and experience in concatenative speech synthesis
techniques, speech analysis techniques, and acoustic phonetics is required.
Computer programming experience with C or C++, knowledge of additional languages
is a plus. Experience with UNIX/Linux and Windows operating systems is essential.

For more information, send salary requirements along with CV to
bunnellasel.udel.edu or call 302.651.6835. EOE

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
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