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[AUDITORY] Prestigious postdoctoral fellowship opportunity- Department Computer Science, University of Sheffield

Marie Curie Research Fellow in Speech Intelligibility Modelling and Evaluation
"Developing new metrics and protocols for large-scale evaluation of `microscopic' intelligibility models"

Department of Computer Science 
University of Sheffield

*Closing date*:  16th September 2013

This is a rare opportunity to hold a prestigious individual fellowship in a world-leading research group at a top-ranked University in the UK, mentored by leading researchers in the field of speech technology. Marie Curie Experienced Research Fellowships are aimed at the most talented newly-qualified postdoctoral researchers, who have the potential to become leaders in their fields. This competitively salaried fellowship offers an outstanding young scientist the opportunity to kick-start his or her independent research career in speech technology, speech science or laboratory phonetics.

This fellowship is part of the INSPIRE Network (http://www.inspire-itn.eu) and the project that the Fellow will lead involves developing a framework for evaluating models of speech intelligibility. The work is planned to lead to the initiation of a new international speech intelligibility modelling competition and workshop series. The Fellow will also be expected to contribute his or her expertise to the exploration of novel speech intelligibility models that are being developed by the network. There are excellent opportunities for collaborative working and joint publication with other members of the network, and generous funding for travel to visit partner sites, and to attend conferences and workshops.

You should have a PhD (or be near completion) in computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, or a related discipline (or have equivalent experience). You should have strong programming skills and experience with statistical speech processing and computational models of hearing, as well as an appropriate level of ability and experience in machine learning. The fellowship is fixed term for 12 month (to start as soon as possible). The Speech and Hearing group at Sheffield is a successful and well-funded group, and so there are excellent prospects for further employment after the completion of the fellowship

The Marie Curie programme places no restrictions on nationality: applicants can be of any nationality and currently resident in any country worldwide, provided they meet the eligibility requirements set out in the full job description.

*Salary*: Depending on experience and in accordance with the Marie Curie stipulations, the salary for this post will be £44,844 per annum or £69,597

Informal enquiries about this position should be made to Dr Jon Barker (j.barker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx).

For further information and application details visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs, select search and enter the reference UOS007058

Dr. Jon Barker, Department of Computer Science,
University of Sheffield, Sheffield,  S1 4DP, UK
Phone: +44-(0)114-22 21824 FAX: +44-(0)114-222 1810
Email: j.barker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx  http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~jon