German-language speech scientist wanted

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					German-language speech scientist wanted

Rhetorical Systems is seeking to strengthen the development team for its
high-quality Voice text-to-speech system. We are looking for a native
German-speaking person in the area of speech processing. Initially the
position is for six months, but the intention is to turn this into a permanent

The minimum requirement is a solid background in acoustic phonetics and the
phonetics of German. Candidates with experience in unit selection speech
synthesis are strongly preferred, as are candidates with knowledge of speech
signal processing. Programming experience in Python or C++ is a definite
advantage. Our development environment is Linux, and a background in one of
the flavours of Unix is desirable.

Rhetorical Systems is a leading provider of text-to-speech (TTS) solutions.
We are headquartered in Edinburgh, with offices in London, Boston and Texas.
Our research and development team, based in Edinburgh, is the largest and most
experienced text-to-speech team in the world. In addition we have close links
with the University of Edinburgh, which has distinguished departments for
Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, and a long history
of speech research.

The deadline for applications (email preferred) is Friday 17 October 2003.

If you are interested, send covering letter and CV to:

Art Blokland                       4 Crichton's Close
Manager, Languages                     Edinburgh EH8 8DT
Rhetorical Systems Ltd                 Scotland
T: ( +44 ) ( 0 ) 131 525 6811 
F: ( +44 ) ( 0 ) 131 525 6888

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