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  • Subsidiary :  Speech & Audio Processing

  • Contract type:  Fixed-Term contract

  • Work time:  Full time

  • Localization Martigny

About Idiap

Idiap is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute accredited and funded by the Swiss Federal Government, the State of Valais, and the City of Martigny.

Idiap offers competitive salaries and working conditions at all levels in a dynamic, multicultural environment. Idiap is an equal opportunity employer. We specifically encourage women and minorities to apply.

Idiap is located in the town of Martigny in Valais, Switzerland, offering exceptional quality of life, exciting recreational activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, as well as varied cultural activities. It is within close proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. Although Idiap is located in the French part of Switzerland, English is the official working language.

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Job description

We are happy to open internships in collaboration with the wider research activities in the group. The topic is open, but should preferably align with one or more of our broad focusses; these are:

1. Physiologically plausible models of computation (i.e., spiking neural networks), of sensing and of communication.

2. Inference and synthesis of higher level semantics such as emotion, affect and charismatic traits.

3. Probabilistically sound models of computation (Bayesian inference), especially in the context of the above.

The group is rooted in speech processing, but the application area can be more general audio, human or animal communication. It can also incorporate other modalities.

Internships are typically for three to six months, depending on the wider context, and attract a modest salary (for Switzerland) of CHF 3,000 per month (with masters) / CHF 2,600 CHF (without masters).

Pragmatic considerations will be applied for non-Swiss/EU/UK nationals as work permit applications take around four months.

Sought profile

The ideal candidate should at least have a bachelors degree incorporating physics, engineering or computer science. The internship can either fall between periods of study, for instance if the candidate is waiting for a doctoral position, or can form part of master or doctoral study. By contrast, an internship is typically not appropriate when the candidate intends to take a position in industry afterwards.

Required languages

  • English English - Level advanced

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