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Unique identifier: fb77d1b8-d7b9-449c-bb9d-d3f2b0db8614

1. Descrição do cargo/posição/bolsa
1. Job description

Job:
One research grant with reference number BI|2020/088 is now available under the scope of project CMUP-ERI/TIC/0033/2014, funded by FCT

Job/Fellowship Reference: One research grant with reference number BI|2020/088 is now available under the scope of project CMUP-ERI/TIC/0033/2014, funded by FCT

Main research field: Engineering

Sub research field:

Job summary:

The grant holder will be integrated in the INESC-ID team of the BioVisualSpeech project. The project seeks to develop tools for speech therapy of children that can be used in gaming therapy environments together with other modality analysis tools such as video or gaze. 

The main objective of this grant is to contribute to the development of automatic children speech analysis modules under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Abad. Some specific work objectives for this grant position consist of the following tasks, among others:

    Investigate and develop methods for automatic miss-pronunciation detection and pronunciation evaluation of Children speech productions.

    Contribute to the integration of the developed modules in the project demonstrators.

    Participation in the production of relevant documentation.



Job description:

Public notice for research grant

CMUP-ERI/TIC/0033/2014

BioVisual Speech

 

INESC-ID - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa is a R&D institute dedicated to advanced research and development in the fields of Information Technologies, Electronics, Communications, and Energy. INESC-ID has participated in more than 50 research projects funded by the European Union and more than 190 funded by national entities. Until today, our researchers have published more than 700 papers in international journal papers, more than 3000 papers in international conferences, and have registered 15 patents and/or brands.

1 | RESEARCH GRANT TYPE

One research grant with reference number BI|2020/088 is now available under the scope of project CMUP-ERI/TIC/0033/2014, funded by FCT and under the following conditions:

 

2 | DURATION

4 months, starting in December, 2020

-     Renewable, if the candidate is enrolled in a MSc program -  art. 6º, n.4 b)

(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf )

subject to suitable performance within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants – 2 years (included contract renewals)

 

-     Renewable, if the candidate is enrolled in a non-degree programme – art. 6º, n. 4 a)

(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf )

subject to suitable performance within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants – 1 year (included contract renewals)

 

3 | LEGISLATION

A fellowship contract will be celebrated according to:

1.        Law 40/2004 of 18th of August (Scientific Research Fellow Status) and its successive amendments, including the amendments introduced by the Decree Law n. 123/2019 of 28 th of August 
https://dre.pt/web/guest/legislacao-consolidada/-/lc/124281176/201912061112/73740605/diploma/indice?lcq=estatuto+do+bolseiro,

2.        Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology in force  (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf )

3.        INESC-ID Lisboa Grant Regulations

https://www.inesc-id.pt/scholarship-regulations/

The fellowship contract is awarded on an exclusive dedication basis – art. 5 of Scientific Research Fellow Status and art. 16 of Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology.

4 | MONTLY AMOUNT

The monthly amount of the grant 805.98 is in accordance with the values stipulated in the “Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology” in force (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/Tabela_Valores_SMM_LOE_2020.pdf) and shall be rendered through a monthly bank transfer to an account held by the grantee

5 | OBJECTIVES/WORKPLAN

The grant holder will be integrated in the INESC-ID team of the BioVisualSpeech project. The project seeks to develop tools for speech therapy of children that can be used in gaming therapy environments together with other modality analysis tools such as video or gaze. 

The main objective of this grant is to contribute to the development of automatic children speech analysis modules under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Abad. Some specific work objectives for this grant position consist of the following tasks, among others:

    Investigate and develop methods for automatic miss-pronunciation detection and pronunciation evaluation of Children speech productions.

    Contribute to the integration of the developed modules in the project demonstrators.

    Participation in the production of relevant documentation.

6 | SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION

The activity will be supervised by Alberto Abad Gareta, Assistant Professor at Tecnico, Ulisboa and researcher at INESC ID.

INESC ID will integrate the grantee in the research team of the scientific advisor

7 | ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS

The candidates should have an BSc in Computer Science or Electrical engineering, or related areas.

 

By the grant start date, the candidate must be enrolled in

a)        a MSc programme art. 6º, n.1
(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf)

or

b)       a non-degree programme – art. 6º, n. 2
(
https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf )

 

Preference will be given to candidates who have strong knowledge in PyTorch, Kaldi and other speech recognition toolkits

8 | EVALUATION CRITERIA AND COMMITEE

The selection will be according to the following criteria:

         I.            academic record (30%)

        II.             speech and natural language processing (20%),

      III.             machine learning  (20 %).

      IV.            automatic speech recognition (20 %).

       V.            English language skills (10 %).

 

Jury

name

Professional Status

Institution

President

Alberto Abad Gareta

Assistant Professor

INESC ID - Tecnico, Ulisboa

Member

Isabel Maria Martins Trancoso

Full Professor

INESC ID - Tecnico, Ulisboa

Member

Maria Luísa Torres Ribeiro Marques da Silva Coheur

Associate Professor

INESC ID - Tecnico, Ulisboa

Substitute member

David Manuel Martins de Matos

Associate Professor

INESC ID - Tecnico, Ulisboa

Substitute member

Rubén Solera Urena

Assistant Professor

INESC ID - Tecnico, Ulisboa

 

The jury may also decide not to assign the scholarship, if none of candidates meets the required conditions

9 | COMPLAIN AND APPEAL DEADLINES AND PROCEDURES

The jury has the faculty not to select a candidate who does not prove the requirements mentioned in required education Level and research experience

 

The admitted and excluded candidates will be notified by email of the final ranking list, including the copy of the Preliminary Report of the jury.

 

Prior Hearing and Deadline for Final Decision: After being notified, candidates have 10 working days to submit, if applicable, a formal rebuttal.

 

After that period, the jury notifies the candidates of the Final Report.

 

Excluded applicants may complain about the jury's final report for 15 working days after notification or appeal the jury's decision to the INESC ID Board of Directors for 30 working days after notification.

 

According to the Portuguese Law, a disabled candidate has a preference when in equal classification, which prevails over any other legal preference. Candidates must declare their respective degree of disability, the type of disability and the means of communication / expression to be used in the selection process, under the law.

10 | FORMALISATION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications are formalised by sending an email to rh@inesc-id.pt with the documents stated bellow and in pdf form. 

The application email should clearly state the reference of the research grant and project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Single copy of official academic degree certificate in the required education level  (pdf form)

 

 

 

a) In the application submission, the candidates from portuguese education institutions may replace this document by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

 

 

It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official academic degree certificate, required in education level

 

 

b) In the application submission, the candidates from foreigner education institutions may replace this document by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

 

 

 

It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official diploma recognition, required in education level

 

 

 

For more information about diploma recognition please press here

 

 

 

 

2

Detailed list of grades (pdf form);

 

 

 

 

3

Proof of enrolment required on  7 a) or 7 b) (pdf form);

 

 

 

In the application submission, the candidates may replace this document by a declaration of honour stating that they are/will be enrolled required in  7 a) or 7 b)

 

 

It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents an official  copy of the enrolment, required in 7 a) or 7 b)

 

 

 

4

Detailed curriculum vitae (pdf form);

 

 

 

 

5

Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position (pdf form);

 

 

 

 

6

Name of two personal references (pdf form).

 






 

Application Dates

 

From

 

To

 

2020/11/30

 

2020/12/15

 

 

 




Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Information not available

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Lisboa

Job company/institute: inesc id


Application deadline: 15 Dezembro 2020
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

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