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Post-doctoral experienced researcher in the field of Multimodal Interaction in Communication

As part of its commitment to continuously reinforce its excellence and strengthen its capacities in language technologies, the Institute of Language and Speech Processing (ILSP – of the "Athena" Research and Innovation Center ( announces a position for experience researchers in the area of:

Multimodal Interaction in Communication

The position is opened in the context of the LangTERRA project ( which is co-funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement No. 285924 FP7-REGPOT-2011-1). LangTERRA represents ILSP’s strong commitment to continuously reinforcing its excellence and strengthening its capacities and potential to excel at a European level in language technologies and related fields.

The candidates are expected to have a strong background and experience in one or more of the indicative topics in the list below:

  • Statistical machine learning methods in multimodal communication, pattern recognition and signal processing for the analysis and modeling of multimodal human-human and human-computer interaction;
  • Handling multimodal data and streams, including management of unstructured and/or heterogenous data, and data analytics;
  • Mulitmodal semantics and communication science, assessment techniques, annotation of multimodal interactive data

The selected experienced researchers will strengthen ILSP's research capacity by working as part of the respective ILSP team and bringing additional experience and know-how in this field. They are also expected to engage into networking with prominent research organizations throughout Europe, developing new collaborations and initiating proposals for funded research.

The required qualifications are:

  • a PhD in a field closely related to the position;
  • at least four years of full-time equivalent recent research experience with in-depth involvement in R&D projects;
  • a strong academic profile with high quality publications in international conferences and journals; and
  • a full professional proficiency in English.

The recruited experienced researchers will be offered a contract with ILSP. The duration of the contract will be 6 months, and could be extended depending on the availability of the necessary resources. The indicative monthly rate for the position will be 4.000 Euros depending on the status, qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

The submitted applications must include:

  • A cover letter describing the special qualities of the applicant and her/his reasons for applying to the position;
  • Full curriculum vitae (CV), including a list of publications;
  • An electronic copy of the PhD degree; and
  • At least two recommendation letters.

The applicants should be available for a Skype interview. ILSP may come in contact with the persons providing the recommendation letters. Upon request, the applicant should be able to provide also copies of relevant diplomas and transcripts of academic records. The diplomas should be in English or Greek, else a formal translation in one of these languages should be provided.

The closing date for applications is October 24th, 2014 and will remain open until filled.

Submission and enquiries:




The applications must be submitted electronically through email to both addresses below.

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