Master’s degree in Computational Linguistics, Network/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Data/Communications Science, or a related discipline
Comfort with command-line tools, and experience using Bash, Python, or similar
Experience working with speech and/or text data
Experience with web data extraction (scraping)
Experience with data preparation, database structures and management
Knowledge of client/server architectures and web development
Strong communication skills (including proficient written and spoken English)
Proactive technological self-starter
Positive team player attitude
Willingness to relocate to Madeira, with ability to travel within Europe
Experience using Festvox/Festival
Experience using Idlak or Kaldi
Experience implementing deep neural networks and other machine learning techniques
Experience delivering on large-scale technological development projects
Knowledge of popular version control tools (git, mercurial)
Experience working effectively with software engineering teams
Published research in a relevant area
Interest in audio interfaces, languages, podcasts, or radio
Familiarity with Irish Gaelic, Portuguese, or Romanian is a plus
Legislation and regulations: The fellowships are directed to applicants under the Research Grant Holder Statute nº40/2004 (18 August), with current conditions established in the regulations by Portugal’s National Science and Technology Foundation at http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT.pdf.
Work place and contract duration: The work will be conducted at Madeira-ITI, in Funchal, Portugal. The successful candidate is expected to join Madeira-ITI by 4 August 2018 (or as soon thereafter as possible). The initial contract will be for a period of 12 months, for potential renewable up to a maximum of 24 months, or until the end of the project if fewer than 24 months remain before the official project deadline.
Monthly stipend: The monthly stipend will be €980/month, tax free, in accordance with the amount established by the FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) at https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en for BI (Bolsas de Investigação) candidates in possession of a Master’s degree. The social security is paid by the hiring entity.