Postdoctoral Researchers in Forensic Speech Science

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Postdoctoral Researchers in Forensic Speech Science

Engineering & Applied Science

Aston University has recently been awarded GBP 5.4 M from Research England’s Expanding Excellence in England (E3) Fund. The money is being used to expand the existing Centre for Forensic Linguistics into the substantially larger Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (AIFL). As part of the expansion, we are building a research team with expertise in forensic speech science and in forensic data science. In addition to conducting research in forensic speech science, members of the team will work on forensic inference and statistics more broadly, and on quantitative-measurement and statistical-model based approaches in other branches of forensic science. The latter potentially include but are not limited to: fingerprints, face, gait, ballistics, blood pattern analysis, and linguistics. The Forensic Speech Science Laboratory and the Centre for Forensic Data Science will be headed by Dr Geoffrey Stewart Morrison, and, in addition to the affiliation with AIFL, will be affiliated with the Computer Science Department in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The positions may be filled as full-time appointments (preferred) or via a combination of part-time appointments. The Postdoctoral Researcher positions will be fixed-term, but the plan is to build a team that will be successful in obtaining additional research funding that will sustain these positions.

You must have a commitment to solving forensic problems. Previous experience working on forensic problems would be advantageous, but not essential. A background in forensic speech science, in other branches of forensic science, and/or in forensic inference and statistics would be advantageous, but not essential. You must have a strong background in state-of-the-art automatic speaker recognition, with an ability to implement systems. Other useful backgrounds for members of the team would include biometrics, machine learning, natural language processing, and acoustic phonetics.

Suitable candidates are encouraged to apply for the Research Associate positions. If positions are not filled after this round of recruitment, we will initiate another round of recruitment.

We also welcome enquiries from individuals who have obtained or are applying for their own postdoctoral fellowships, e.g., Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships. For suitable candidates we would assist with the application process.

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Geoffrey Stewart Morrison to seek more information about these positions.

Tel: +44 121 204 3901

e-mail: g.s.morrison [at] aston[.]ac[.]uk

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via recruitment [at] aston[.]ac[.]uk

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