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Speech Recognition Engineer and PHD position in speech technology, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany

Fraunhofer IAIS in St.Augustin (close to Cologne, Germany) is looking for researchers and engineers in speech technology.  The successful candidates will investigate and develop novel solutions for spoken document retrieval and ASR. This post would suit someone with a Ph.D. in the area and postdoctoral experience either in the industrial or academic area.

Further, we are looking for a motivated Ph.D. candidate for novel research work on ASR technologies. Fraunhofer is one of the leading research organizations in Europe. The department NetMedia (http://www.iais.fraunhofer.de/netmedia.html) of the institute IAIS in St. Augustin investigates methods and solutions for automatic media indexing and analysis.


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These technologies are applied for multimedia search engines. The research work is carried out in several European(Vitalas, Boemie, CitizenMedia, Chorus, Live) and national funded (i.e.Theseus) projects and is applied in co-operation with industrial partners.

Positions for:

  • Speech Recognition Research Engineer and
  • Speech Recognition PhD


  • Postdoctoral experience in speech recognition (for Research Engineer)
  • Good knowledge of pattern processing
  • Good knowledge skills in C++, Java, Perl, and Linux
  • Experience of working in a team
  • Good level of German and English (spoken and written)
  • Desirable Experience working with HTK and/or Julius
  • Experience in spoken document retrieval

How to Apply

Applicants should send a CV and a covering letter to:

[email protected]

Questions or requests for further details can be sent to Joachim Köhler at the same email address.


Joachim Köhler

[email protected]

Fraunhofer Institut IAIS


Intelligence Analyze-and Information system

Phone: +49 2241 141900



Fax.     +49 2241 142597

53754 Sankt


Mobil:   +49 170 7834833

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