Advanced Technology Applications Center (ATAC), Global Databases Division, Infrastructure and Platforms Sector
Grade - P3
Contract Duration - 2 years (maximum cumulative length of 5 years)
Duty Station : CH-Geneva
Application Deadline : 18-Jul-2022, 4:59:00 PM
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please note that the deadline for applications is indicated in local time as per the time zone of the applicant’s location. This post is a limited-term fixed-term post.
The position is located in the Advanced Technology Applications Center (ATAC) of the Global Databases Division, Infrastructure and Platforms Sector. The Section is responsible for providing support in machine learning applications to other database sections, and to other WIPO divisions and, to some extends, to other external entities. The ATAC section has developed competencies in machine learning applications, including speech processing, machine translation, text and image classification and wishes to continue exploring the applicability of Machine Learning to other activities.
The incumbent is responsible for exploring new research algorithms, mostly using deep supervised machine learning techniques that can be applied to improve WIPO processes and/or generate new business opportunities.
The current project focuses almost exclusively on the WIPO speech-to-text project: speech recognition and speech translation for the purpose of automating WIPO conference reports.
However, current exploratory work might also be applied to other ATAC areas: Text and Images. Text includes Machine Translation and text classification; Image includes image classification and similarity (in the context of trademarks and/or industrial designs).
The incumbent reports to the Senior Machine Learning Specialist in the Advanced Technology Applications Center.
The incumbent will work closely with various stakeholders within WIPO and also external organizations.
Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:
First-level university degree in Information Technology, mathematics, electronics or signal processing.
At least six years’ experience in speech processing and/or machine learning.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Good knowledge of French or any other official UN languages.
Job Related Competencies (Essential)
Job Related Competencies (Desirable)
Mobility: WIPO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director General and may be assigned to any activities, office or duty station of the Organization. Accordingly, the selected candidate may be required to move from time to time to new functions and/or to another duty station.
Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment. Please note that this estimate is for information only. The post adjustment multiplier (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change (increase or decrease) without notice. The figures quoted below are based on the June 2022 rate of 71.4%
Salaries and allowances are paid in Swiss francs at the official rate of exchange of the United Nations.
Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.
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In the event that your candidature is shortlisted, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of an identification and of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position.
WIPO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.
Additional testing/interviewing may be used as a form of screening. Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory professional references.
Additional background checks may be required.