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Postdoctoral position in speech processing and/or NLP at TalTech

2024-02-19 16:44 | Anonymous member

The Laboratory of Language Technology ( at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, is looking to fill a postdoc position in the field of speech processing and/or NLP. The position is funded by EXAI -- the Estonian Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence (2024−2030).

The position is flexible with respect to topic, but it should connect thematically with current topics of interest to the research group (speech recognition, speaker and language recognition, speaker diarization, spoken language translation, summarization, low resource scenarios). Some possible research directions are using and finetuning of different speech and language foundation models (such as wav2vec2.0, Whisper, LLMs) for various speech and language processing tasks.

The position does not include any teaching load, but supervision of Master and PhD students is expected.

We are looking for candidates who have finished, or are about to complete, a PhD degree in speech processing, NLP or a related discipline. You must be proficient in English (spoken and written). Applicants should have demonstrated their research expertise through high-quality publications.

The starting salary for this position is around 3500 euros per month (before taxes, around 2700 euros after taxes) and increases with experience. Additional benefits include roughly 6 weeks of paid annual leave, paid sick leave as well as maternity and parental leave. The initial appointment will be for two years; the position could be extended and migrated to a permanent researcher position, if suitable for both parties. The starting date is March 2024 or later; we would be willing to adapt to the time requirements of an ideal candidate.

How to apply:

Please send an e-mail to Tanel Alumäe ( with the following information:

* a short statement (just a few sentences) of research interests that motivates why you are applying for this position;
* a full CV including your list of publications;

Or, just apply via Linkedin:

Unofficial inquiries about the position are also welcome!

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