FBK

FBK | FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

TRENTO

FBK is a private research institution based in Trento (Italy), operating in different scientific fields and disciplines. As such, it keeps the Autonomous Province of Trento within the mainstream of international research. FBK comprises 12 research centres with activities and production.

FBK

FBK | FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

TRENTO

FBK is a private research institution based in Trento (Italy), operating in different scientific fields and disciplines. As such, it keeps the Autonomous Province of Trento within the mainstream of international research. FBK comprises 12 research centres with activities and production.

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Researcher on efficient large multimodal models for multilingual speech processing

Number of open position: 1
Place of work: Trento
Deadline for applications: 24/06/2024
Full-time job

Job description:

The Speech Technology Lab is looking for a researcher who will investigate novel solutions for multilingual speech recognition (and processing in general) leveraging large multimodal foundation models, within the framework of two Horizon Europe projects: Eloquence (eloquenceai.eu) and Meetween (meetween.eu).

The selected candidate will in particular target novel solutions which are efficient in terms of data and computational resources, suitable for low-resourced settings and compliant with European values in terms of bias, ethics and privacy. The candidate is expected to advance the state-of-the-art in the field and disseminate the results to top international conferences and journals of the speech processing and artificial intelligence communities.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Master degree in data science, computer science, engineering or related fields – the degree must be obtained by the start date of the FBK contract
  • experience in AI solutions for speech recognition and speech processing. Familiarity with most models and neural architectures for speech and audio processing
  • fluent in Python and in the ML packages and modules
  • excellent publication record in relevant international conferences and journals
  • good communication and relational skills
  • self-motivation and result orientation
  • oral and written proficiency in English

Additional requirements:

  • PhD degree (or 3 years of equivalent experience) in fields related to this call
  • previous experience in supervising interns, master students and PhD students
  • capability of leading and coordinating the group activities in European projects

Employment

  • type of contract: fixed-term contract
  • working hours: full-time (38 h per week)
  • gross annual salary: about € 36.200 – € 41.400 depending on background and expertise in the field.
  • start date: preferably by September 2024
  • duration: 36 months
  • workplace: Trento, Povo (Italy)
  • benefits: flexi-time, company subsidized cafeteria or meal vouchers, internal car park, welcome office support for visa formalities, accommodation etc., supplementary pension and health fund, training courses, public transport, sports facilities, language courses fees. Further details at https://www.welfarefbk.info/.

Application

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by completing the online form (https://jobs.fbk.eu/). Please make sure that your application contains the following attachments (in pdf format):

  • detailed CV (including list of publications, statement of research interest and the name of two referees);
  • cover Letter (explaining your motivation for this specific position).

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