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Postgraduate Research Associate (SAVANT project) - QMUL26115

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: £33,824 pa (pro-rata) (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL26115
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 22-Sep-2021
Closing date: 05-Oct-2021

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 About the Role

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film is looking to appoint a Postgraduate Research Associate on the project project ‘the Systematicity and Variation in Word Structure Processing Across Languages: a Neuro-Typology approach (SAVANT) ESRC funded research project, specifically on the Tagalog element of the project. The post is part-time (6hrs/week), fixed-term from October 1st 2021 (12 months) and available due to research grant funding.

About You

You will be joining the Systematicity and Variation in Word Structure Processing Across Languages: a Neuro-Typology Approach (SAVANT) ESRC funded research project, specifically the Tagalog element of the project. The post holder will work closely with the PI, Dr. Linnaea Stockall, and with the project co-Investigators in Slovenia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America, in particular with Co-I Dr. Samantha Wray, at Dartmouth College, USA.

The post holder will receive training and mentorship to enable them to make significant contributions to designing, running, analysing and disseminating a series of planned Tagalog behavioural, MEG and EEG studies, and for working collaboratively with the other researchers on the grant across the research sites. The post-holder will also contribute to the delivery of an outreach program involving children from local schools who will be invited to learn how they can design and carry out psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic research on the languages in their lives. The post is best suited to a candidate seeking advanced training and hands-on experience in psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic research prior to pursing a PhD in this area.

About the School/Project

Further information about the SAVANT project can be found at:

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About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is part-time, fixed-term for 12 months, with an expected start in October 1st 2021. The salary will be Grade 4, (sp.26) £33,824 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 5th October 2021 with interviews taking place shortly afterwards  

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