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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - QMUL12271

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: £36,064 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL12271
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 28-Jul-2017
Closing date: 29-Aug-2017

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Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group with an outstanding reputation in the humanities and social sciences.                                            

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Postdoctoral Research Assistant until November 2019 as part of an ESRC-funded research project examining accents and fair access to employment in the UK. 

The successful candidate will be expected to assist in the preparation and execution of language attitudes experiments administered to the general public and to a specialist group of respondents in the legal profession; to assist in data processing and statistical analysis of experimental results; to assist in writing academic papers based on that analysis; and to assist in the preparation of training and other public outreach materials based on project findings.

Applicants should have a PhD in Linguistics, Psychology or Economics and expertise in experimental and quantitative methods, together with experience in conducting field research and excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with website maintenance and computer programming is highly desirable.  Candidates will be able to enrich the graduate and research life of the department by incorporating their expertise into the Sociolinguistics research group, and potentially others.

The post is full-time and fixed term until 30 November 2019. The successful candidate would ideally commence employment from 01 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be £36,064 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

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Completed applications, including a CV and covering statement, should be submitted by 29 August 2017.

Interviews will take place in September.

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