Inria is seeking a Technical Project Manager for a new European (H2020 ICT) collaborative project called COMPRISE.

COMPRISE is a 3-year Research and Innovation Action (RIA) aiming at new cost-effective, multilingual, privacy-driven voice interaction technology. This will be achieved through research advances in privacy-driven machine/deep learning, personalized training, automatic data labeling, and tighter integration of speech and dialog processing with machine translation. The technology will be based on existing software toolkits (Kaldi speech-to-text, Platon dialog processing, Tilde text-to-speech), as well as new software resulting from these research efforts. The consortium includes academic and industrial partners in France (Inria, Netfective Technology), Germany (Ascora, Saarland University), Latvia (Tilde), and Spain (Rooter).

The successful candidate will be part of the Multispeech team at Inria Nancy (France). As the Technical Project Manager of H2020 COMPRISE, he/she will be responsible for animating the consortium in daily collaboration with the project lead. This includes orchestrating scientific and technical collaborations as well as reporting, disseminating, and communicating the results. He/she will also lead Inria’s software development and demonstration tasks.

Besides the management of COMPRISE, the successful candidate will devote half of his/her time to other activities relevant to Inria. Depending on his/her expertise and wishes, these may include: management of R&D projects in other fields of computer science, involvement in software and technology development and demonstration tasks, building of industry relationships, participation in the setup of academic-industry collaborations, support with drafting and proofreading new project proposals, etc.




Ideal profile:
– MSc or PhD in speech and language processing, machine learning, or a related field
– at least 5 years’ experience after MSc/PhD, ideally in the private sector
– excellent software engineering, project management, and communication skills

Specific requirements:

3 years

Educational level:

Master Degree

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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About Inria

Established in 1967, Inria is a french public research institution fully dedicated to computational sciences. Combining computer sciences with mathematics, Inria’s 3,400 researchers strive to invent the digital technologies of the future. Educated at leading international universities, they creatively integrate basic research with applied research and dedicate themselves to solving real problems, collaborating with the main players in public and private research in France and abroad and transferring the fruits of their work to innovative companies. The researchers at Inria published over 4,500 articles in 2013. They are behind over 250 active patents and 110 start-ups. The 168 project teams are distributed in eight research centers located throughout France.