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Saturday, January 11, 2014 by Chris Wellekens

6-5 (2013-08-28) POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN SPEECH TECHNOLOGY, University of Eastern Finland



The Speech and Image Processing Unit (SIPU) research group ( at the School of Computing ( announces POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN SPEECH


The position is filled in Academy of Finland project '

Reliable speaker recognition and modification', with focus on text-independent speaker recognition, but including also voice conversion and anti-spoofing topics. The post-doc will focus on core research in one of these technologies together with a speech processing group consisting of project leader, another postdoc and several PhD students. In addition to core research activities, the postdoc is expected to take part (10% to 15% of time) in practical supervision tasks of PhD/MSc students working on similar topics. There are no class-room teaching duties.

University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is a multidisciplinary university formed as a union of universities of Joensuu and Kuopio in 2010. UEF ranks among the best 100 universities in Times Higher Education evaluation of universities less than 50 years old ( The postdoc position is filled up in Joensuu campus. School of Computing is located at the facilities of Joensuu Science Park, providing modern research facilities.

The candidate should have a doctoral degree in spoken language technology, electrical engineering, computer science, pattern recognition or a closely related field. The candidate should be comfortable with Unix/Linux tools and Matlab/Octave with good skills in signal processing or pattern recognition. Previous exposure to technology benchmarks (e.g. NIST evaluations, Blizzard challenge) is a plus.

The position is filled for a period of 1 to 2 years, with preference for the 2-year post. The salary will be placed on level 5 according to Finnish university salary system. In addition, the appointees will be paid a salary component based on their personal performance, which can be a maximum of 46.3 per cent of the job requirement component. Additionally, at least one conference trip per year is supported.

The application consisting of the following documents should be sent or delivered to the Registry Office of the University of Eastern Finland. Postal address: Itä-Suomen yliopisto, Kirjaamo, PL 111, 80101 Joensuu or Itä-Suomen yliopisto, Kirjaamo, PL 1627, 70211 Kuopio. Street address: Yliopistokatu 2 (Joensuu) and Yliopistonranta 1 E (Kuopio). The deadline for applications is

September 30, 2013 (at 3.00 pm Finnish time). The applications with verification of document originality (signatures) can also be sent as scanned PDF files to

The application should include:

 A cover letter indicating the position to be applied for and a free-worded application describing the special qualities of the applicant and his or her reasons for applying to the position

 Full curriculum vitae (CV), including a list of publications (if any)

 Copies of relevant diplomas and transcripts of academic records. The diplomas should be in English or Finnish, and the grading system should be described.

 The names and contact information of at least two referees.

All enquiries related to the positions should be addressed to Dr. Tomi Kinnunen, email:,, Tel. +358 50 442 2647.


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