[CogSci] New position at Duolingo: Learning Scientist for Speech and Language

Bozena Pajak bozena at duolingo.com
Mon Aug 30 08:12:17 PDT 2021

Duolingo is looking for a speech and language researcher with expertise in
non-native speech perception & production and phonetic category learning.
At Duolingo, you will have an opportunity to apply your skills and
knowledge in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, where you see the
immediate impact of your work on millions of learners worldwide.

You Will...

-  Collaborate with team members across different roles on improving
existing learning-focused product features or developing new ones,
especially ones for training second language pronunciation
-  Contribute a learning science perspective by sharing with the team
relevant research findings and translating them into concrete ideas that
can be applied to Duolingo products
-  Provide hands-on support with any ad hoc tasks that would benefit from a
learning-expert perspective, such as UX research or analyses of in-app
experiment data
-  Ensure regular communication and collaboration with curriculum designers
and content developers on other teams, bringing their insights and
experience to product development

You Have...

-  Research expertise. You are well-versed in learning science research,
and especially non-native speech perception and production, phonetic
category learning, and pronunciation training.
-  Creativity and applied focus. You are passionate about solving practical
problems, and can think creatively about how to apply your knowledge in the
context of developing an engaging educational app.
-  Data analysis skills. You have strong skills in data analysis and are
comfortable using tools such as R, Python, or SQL.
-  Language knowledge. You know at least one language other than English.
-  Strong communication. You have excellent interpersonal and communication


-  Ph.D. in linguistics, cognitive psychology, applied linguistics, or a
related field
-  Ability to work full-time from or relocate to Pittsburgh, PA

Exceptional Candidates Will Have...
-  Experience working in industry
-  Passion for language learning and knowledge of multiple languages

Application link: https://boards.greenhouse.io/duolingo/jobs/5490683002
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