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
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Tel: 01565 818 234
Date of external posting: Friday 13 November 2015
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.