Three Research Positions in Speech Communication

The Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory  at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) in Graz, Austria, has an immediate opening for 1 Postdoctoral Researcher and 2 PhD Students in Speech Communication.

TU Graz has been founded in 1811 and its SPSC Lab in 2000. Since then, this lab has grown to 25+ full-time researchers, working in the fields of nonlinear signal processing, wireless communications, intelligent systems, speech communication, as well as acoustics and audio engineering. The lab has taken leadership in several excellence programs like the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Nonlinear Signal Processing, the Competence Network for Advanced Speech Technologies, the National Research Network on Signal and Information Processing in Science and Engineering, and the Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies project Advanced Audio Processing.

Applicants for the postdoctoral researcher position must have an excellent PhD degree in Electrical/Information Engineering, Audio Engineering, Computer Engineering/Telematics, or a related field. Furthermore, significant experience in research and project management in Speech Communication is expected. Applicants for the PhD student positions must have an excellent MSc degree in Electrical/Information Engineering, Audio Engineering, Computer Engineering/Telematics, or a related field. For all positions, fluency in English is a must as well as the willingness to learn German. TU Graz aims to employ a diversity of talent and thus welcomes applicants who will add to the variety of the University, especially as concerns its gender structure.

Successful candidates will perform top-level research in distant-talker speech recognition and/or microphone array signal processing within the following two projects: DIRHA - Distant speech Interaction for Robust Home Applications and AAP - Advanced Audio Processing . The gross yearly all-inclusive salary is approx. EUR 46.000,- for the postdoctoral researcher and EUR 34.500,- for the PhD students. The contract extends initially over 1 year and can be extended up to 3 years.

Applications must comprise a detailed CV (covering research, teaching, and project management experience), a transcript of records of both undergraduate and graduate studies, copies of relevant publications and the PhD/MSc thesis, a proof of language proficiency, and two letters of reference. They must be sent in electronic form to Prof. Gernot Kubin. Screening of applications will start on Jan 11, 2012 until all positions are filled.

3. January 2012