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Postdoc position in speech and audio coding at Orange Labs (Lannion, France)

A postdoctoral research position in the field of speech and audio coding is open at Orange Labs in Lannion, France.

About Orange Labs:
The network of Orange Labs represents the France Telecom-Orange Group's global innovation network. It is made up of 5,000 employees on four continents.  R&D is the principal source of innovation for the Group, consisting of 3,600 researchers in 17 laboratories on four continents (8 in France and 9 in Europe, America, Africa and Asia).

Job Description:
The work will involve the design and implementation of new algorithms for speech and audio coding in mobile applications. The successful candidate will work on the analysis of existing standards (e.g. 3GPP AMR-WB) and the design of new techniques, such as optimized CELP or MDCT coding, acoustic bandwidth extension, parametric stereo coding, jitter buffer management, etc.

Required Skills:
- PhD in computer science or electrical engineering
- Experience in digital signal processing and/or source coding
- Knowledge of classical techniques (e.g. CELP, MDCT, psychoacoustic models), speech/audio coding standards (3GPP AMR, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, e-AAC+, etc.), and VoIP is desired
- Extensive experience with C programming, MATLAB is a plus

Salary: around 2300 € per month
Start date: ASAP
Duration: 1 year
Closing date for applications: August 31, 2010.

Contact: please send your resume, references and cover letter to
Stephane RAGOT
Tel: +33 2 96 05 07 51