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Human Language Technology Researcher

The Speech Technology Group of Toshiba Research Europe is looking for an exceptional candidate to join our team of researchers. We seek a creative mind who can significantly advance the state-of-the-art in human language technology such as spoken dialogue and question answering. Your research ideas have a solid theoretical foundation, and you are able to demonstrate the practical value through prototype implementations and PoC (Proof of Concept) with potential customers.

Publishing at major conferences and in top journals is our main objective, and you will be able to actively contribute to our collaborations with academic groups across the European Union and the Toshiba Corporate R&D Center in Japan.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and investigate new ideas in human language technology and machine learning
  • Contribute to Toshiba’s future technologies
  • Attend conferences to present your work and represent Toshiba

Key Qualifications:

  • A PhD in human language technology, machine learning or a related field
    (2+ years post-doctoral or equivalent industrial experience is beneficial)
  • In-depth knowledge of fundamentals and state-of-the-art in human language technology and/or machine learning
  • Strong publication record at major conferences and journals
  • Hands-on experience with theoretical derivations and practical implementations
  • Self-motivated and excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

About us:

We are part of the Cambridge Research Laboratories of Toshiba Research Europe and based in Cambridge, UK. Our current core competences are in the areas of automatic speech recognition and data-driven dialogue systems, enabling the creation of advanced, natural, and speech-enabled human-machine interfaces. We are an academic, research-oriented team, working on a number of relevant themes to support Toshiba’s AI platform for business to business applications and services.

To apply send your CV and a covering letter to:


Call for Interns and Placements at Toshiba Research Speech Technology Group

The Toshiba Research Speech Technology Group in Cambridge UK is looking for interns. We offer a limited number of internships to PhD students in their 2nd year or higher. We also offer short-term placements for visiting researchers/Professors. Please note that permission to work in the UK is a necessary condition to apply. Applications are accepted all year round.

STG works in exciting areas of speech synthesis, speech recognition and dialog management, putting an emphasis on statistical approaches. The Toshiba lab is closely linked to academia and we encourage scientific publication.

Interns will be working for three months on a well defined project and will be assigned an experienced researcher as mentor. Current topics of interest include: expressive HMM speech synthesis, Distant Speech Recognition, Data Driven Spoken Dialogue Systems. Strong programming skills are essential.

Visiting researchers and University Professors will have the opportunity to work with real-world data and feel the impact of their work by developing solutions in products that are expected to be used by millions.

The Toshiba Lab is located in the Science Park of the university city of Cambridge. Summer activities such as punting on the river Cam, concerts in college chapels and picnic lunches provide fun during breaks from research.

As mentioned above, evidence of permission to work in the UK is required for this position. Please indicate this in your application.

To apply, send your CV to:

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