Location: Trinity College Dublin
Level: Research Assistant

The ADAPT Centre, the centre for digital content technology, seeks to appoint a Research Assistant on a fixed term contract basis to facilitate the delivery of platform research focussed on multimodal aspects of human interaction. This position requires a flexible, enthusiastic individual with excellent software skills, interested in supporting and showcasing cutting-edge research that incorporates elements of natural language processing, speech, image and video processing, information retrieval, and graphics and animation. The researcher will operate across multiple research projects in the ADAPT Research Theme entitled “Interacting with Global Content”. Overall the Theme seeks to empower people to interact with digital content in ways that are more intuitive and that mimic the richness of human perception in all interaction. The Theme has projects in a variety of aspects of multimodal interaction including:

  • Computer graphics and animation
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Audio-visual speech recognition
  • Paralinguistic analysis of speech
  • Image and Video Processing
  • Information Retrieval

The role will involve working closely with researchers to create innovative applications to increase public accessibility/engagement and enable highly impactful research publications. Examples of this could include demo and game development. Reporting to a Principal Investigator, the successful candidate will work within a large group of Postdoctoral Researchers, PhD students and Software Developers. The role will be based in Trinity College Dublin but may require the person to spend time-based with research teams of the ADAPT Partners in DIT, UCD and DCU.

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Application Procedure

Candidates should submit a cover letter (1x A4 page maximum) explaining why you are suitable for the position, together with a full curriculum vitae to include the names and contact details of 3 referees (email addresses required) to:

Name: Jenny Walsh, Senior Executive Officer
Email: jenny.walsh@adaptcentre.ie
Please include the job reference IG_RA01 in the subject heading.