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Research Associate - Linguistics
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-07383

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/12/2015

Salary: £30,738 - £35,609 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Linguistics and English Language

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE (or negotiated part time)

Contract Duration: until 29/02/2016

You will be a Research Associate to assist with pilot experimental work on a project investigating the role of speech planning in the production of sociolinguistic variation. You will be expected to assist the PI with experimental design, carry out subject recruitment, run experiments, and analyse data.

You will be based in the Division of Linguistics and English Language’s Phonetics Lab, where an assortment of state-of-the-art equipment for speech research is housed. You will use Praat for recording and analysing speech, E-Prime (or similar) for carrying out experiments, and R for analysing data.

The position is available for 4 months at full time or an equivalent duration at part time could be negotiated.

Please note that if you wish to take this appointment up as part time and do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of Manchester will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment. 

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Dr Laurel MacKenzie


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting:     Friday 13 November 2015

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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