Research Scientist, Speech — MERL (Cambridge, MA)

MERL’s Speech & Audio Team is seeking an exceptional researcher in the areas of audio, speech, and language processing to work on robust acquisition, recognition and understanding. We are looking for candidates with a strong background in advanced machine learning techniques for speech and language processing.

Our research focuses on cutting-edge projects such as speech and sound separation, deep-learning-based microphone array processing, end-to-end speech recognition, and audio-visual question answering. As a member of our team, you will conduct original research and contribute to ongoing initiatives within the team.


  • Conduct innovative research aiming to redefine the cutting edge in speech and audio processing.
  • Publish results in major international conferences and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Maintain an influential presence in the academic community, for example via participation in technical and organizing committees.
  • Assist in the patenting of developed technology and its transfer to R&D labs in Japan.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Thorough knowledge and expertise in speech technologies.
  • Strong publication record demonstrating innovative research achievements.
  • Knowledge and experience with relevant machine learning and optimization techniques.
  • Excellent programming skills, particularly in Python and deep learning toolkits.

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Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.