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Facebook is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join our team. Translation technologies break language barriers and make content accessible to people in their own language. In addition, audio and video are increasingly popular input modalities in order to disseminate information. Speech translation enables live communication between people speaking different languages and enables understanding of multimedia input in different languages.The team, part of Facebook AI Research, will support research in speech to speech translation. In this role, you will work closely with other scientists and engineers on the team to push the frontiers of speech-to-speech translation modeling.

  • Develop novel models for speech-to-speech translation
  • Collaborate with other FAIR scientists and engineers
  • Publish academic papers at top conferences


  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD in Computer Science or related field. Experience with deep learning models in Speech and NLP
  • Publications in Machine Learning, AI, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, data science, or related technical fields
  • Experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches
  • Research and/or work experience in the fields of machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, speech processing, and/or computer vision
  • Experience with PyTorch or equivalent
  • Knowledge in C/C++, Python, Java or other related language
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment


  • Research and software engineer experience demonstrated via grants, fellowships, patents, internship, work experience, and/or coding competitions
  • Research experience with ASR, MT, and TTS
  • First-authored publications at peer-reviewed conferences (e.g. NeurIPS, ICLR, ACL, ICASSP, INTERSPEECH, or similar)


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Postdoctoral Researcher, Universal Speech Translator (PhD)