Location: Pittsburgh, PA


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

Our mission at Duolingo is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. But we’ve got more left to do — and that's where you come in!

Duolingo is the most popular language-learning application in the world, with over 500 million users and over half a billion exercises completed daily. Beyond our core learning product, we have also entered into literacy with Duolingo ABC and English proficiency testing with the Duolingo English Test.

We are passionate about educating our users, making fact-based decisions, and finding innovative solutions to complex problems. We offer meaningful work, limitless learning opportunities, and collaboration with world-class minds. Come brighten your life and over half a billion more!

We are 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 skills.


  • 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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