Postdoctoral Research Associate - Language Technology Institute

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Location: Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Language Technology Institute-2016162



Carnegie Mellon University’s mission is to build a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being. Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science (SCS) is widely recognized as one of the first and the best computer science programs in the world. Our programs train the next generation of innovators to take real-world problems and improve the way people live and work.

The School of Computer Science is widely recognized as a world leader in computing research, education, and innovation that includes seven degree-granting departments. The Language Technologies Institute (LTI) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. You will contribute to the department by carrying out advanced independent and/or directed research to achieve the objectives of the research project. This position will require an in depth knowledge of a specialized field, process, or discipline and may involve organizing and implementing complex research plans, the development of methods of research, testing and data collection, analysis and evaluation, and writing reports which contain descriptive, analytical and evaluative content. The purpose of this role is to acquire the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of his or her choosing.


Core responsibilities include:

  • Develop novel techniques with the state-of-the-art performance, and publish a paper in top speech processing conferences and journals.
  • Conduct speech enhancement and/or speech synthesis research based on deep learning working closely with our research stuff.
  • Conduct research experiments within the predetermined research scope and methodology of department and university.
  • Collect and analyze data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations.  May also assist in grant writing.
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies may be required depending on area and specialty.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the School of Computer Science. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

Doctorate Degree in a related field required.


You should demonstrate:


Strong oral and written communication skills, problem-solving and reasoning skills, organization and planning skills, and analytical skills.



Are you passionate about this dynamic opportunity with us? Please apply.


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More Information:

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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

Statement of Assurance:

Job Function
: Information Technology 
Primary Location
: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 
Time Type: Full Time 
Minimum Education Level: Doctorate 

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