Assistant Research Speech and Language Therapist - Speak: Unique Voicebank Research Project

University of Edinburgh

Due to maternity leave, an exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of an innovative research project bringing cutting edge speech synthesis technology into clinical practice, and changing the lives of people with communication difficulties.

As part of the pilot project the post holder will work across partner NHS sites to provide training and ongoing support on use of voicebanking technology and care pathway, including travel to participating sites, and collate and manage data and feedback relating to the success of the project. The post holder will also assist in the recruitment, consenting, screening and evaluation and recording of patients for Speak: Unique Voicebank Project participation at the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.

Applications are invited from individuals who have a degree in Speech and Language Therapy and registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), knowledge and experience of working with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), confidence with technology and excellent communication and problem solving skills. Due to travel requirements the successful candidate has to be able to go to the 3 participating health boards hence a full driving licence is required. Previous research experience is highly desirable. Please refer to the job description for full details.

The closing date for applications is 5th December 2016. We anticipate interviews will be held the week beginning the 12th December 2016.

For more information and to submit an application, please use the ‘apply’ button below.

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