Research Associate (Fixed Term) - Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Cambridge University of Cambridge Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Cambridge United Kingdom

Research Associate (Fixed Term)



Applications are invited for a 36-month long Research Associate position in the University of Cambridge, working with Professor Ianthi Tsimpli on a project looking at "Language Comprehension and Inferencing Skills in Bilingual children and adults". The project aims to investigate the effects of literacy in L1 and L2 reading and listening comprehension in multilingual children and adults.


Responsibilities of the successful candidate include but are not limited to experimental design on Psycholinguistics using eye-tracking and EEG methodology. Experience with cognitive control tasks (e.g., working memory, inhibitory control or switching processes) will be an advantage. The project will also require the post holder to take part in paper/proposal/document/report writing and symposium/conference presentations of research findings as well as supervision of PhD research.


The project will take place in the Section of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (Testing Suite) at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, and will involve collaborations with the larger community of researchers working on Multilingualism, Linguistics, Psychology and Education within the University of Cambridge. This arrangement provides an excellent environment for research and career development, as the post holder will benefit from the expertise of a multidisciplinary project.


Candidates will have completed (or about to be awarded) a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as Applied and Experimental Linguistics, Psycholinguistics or Cognitive Psychology and will be able to demonstrate an excellent track record of independent research and strong publications. Essential skills include: Design of online psycholinguistic tasks, experience of data collection carrying out language assessments and running eye-tracking and/or EEG experiments with children and adults, excellent statistical skills by analysing and modelling behavioural and/or electrophysiological data, and proven collaborative/communication/networking skills.


The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Friday 31 May 2019. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Professor Ianthi Tsimpli at For questions on the application process or procedure, please contact Ruth Farley at


Interviews will be held during the month of July.


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.


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Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children's barred list).


Please quote reference GP18484 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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