25.3319, Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford

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Subject: 25.3319, Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford

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Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:02:41
From: Dan Holloway [administrator at ling-phil.ox.ac.uk]
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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University or Organization: University of Oxford 
Department: Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
Job Location: Oxford, United Kingdom 
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Rank: Post Doc; Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology 


Description:

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher for 11 months, 
from 1 November 2014, with the possibility of a further month. The 
appointment is to work on the Proof of Concept grant (entitled 'Flexible 
Speech Recognition System' ) which is associated with the European 
Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant for the project ‘Words: 
Asymmetry, change and processing in phonological mental 
representation’.

Applications are invited from researchers in speech recognition with a 
background in both Linguistics (particularly phonology and phonetics) 
and Computer Science. Applicants should have excellent programming 
skills in Python, C++ and MatLab, an excellent knowledge of theories 
of phonological variation and phonological features, and excellent 
knowledge of acoustic signal processing, including classical ARMA- or 
LPC-processing. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. 

Please apply online via the Oxford University jobs website (linked here), 
where the full job description can be downloaded.

The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 18 September, 
with interviews to be held On October 6th.

Responsibilities/duties 

To work alongside with the PI, the Consultant Prof Henning Reetz and 
the Postdoctoral Research Assistant Dr Philip Roberts within the FULL 
framework on:
- Extracting phonetic cues for phonological features;
- Confusion matrices, multiple activations, and scoring of words;
- Prediction of word activations with incomplete or noisy input;
- User and web interfaces for linguists without a computational 
background;
- Writing of research papers for internationally refereed journals and 
presenting results at national and international conferences;
- Contributing to the intellectual life of the research group and the 
collaboration, including participating in video and teleconference 
meetings as required, and travelling for national and international 
collaboration when required;  
- Contribute to the writing of reports required for extant grants and 
contracts, including milestone reports, and final reports before the end 
of the contract;
- Instruction and day-to-day supervision of students and others 
working on the project, as required;
- Assisting with other reasonable practical and administrative duties 
as required.

Selection criteria 

Essential
- The applicant should have a background in both Linguistics 
(particularly phonology and phonetics) and Computer Science;
- The applicant must be willing to work in a linguistically oriented 
environment;  
- A good first degree in either Linguistics or Computer Science;
- At least a Masters degree Linguistics or Computer Science or 
equivalent experience, and with excellent command of implementation 
of linguistic concepts in a programming language; 
- Excellent programming skills in Python, C++ and MatLab;
- Excellent knowledge of theories of phonological variation and 
phonological features;
- Excellent knowledge of acoustic signal processing, including 
classical ARMA- or LPC-processing;
- Knowledge of signalprocessing in the human auditory pathway.
- Ability to programme independently;
- Be able to demonstrate both self-motivation and the ability to work 
collaboratively as part of a team.
- Experience in presenting research findings at international 
conferences

Desirable
- A strong background of working with graduate students
- Experience with software libraries such as numpy and scipy would be 
helpful



Application Deadline: 18-Sep-2014 
	, US OX1 2HG 
Web Address for Applications: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=114805 
Contact Information:
	Mr Dan Holloway 
	Email: administrator at ling-phil.ox.ac.uk 





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