Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher

University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering

School of Informatics

We have an opening for a Research Assistant (Early Stage Researcher) position as part of the ENRICH (Enriched communication across the lifespan) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, a 4 year European Training Network. (

This is a high profile position that offers exceptional benefits ideally suited for top graduates.

This position is situated in the School of Informatics; and based in the Centre of Speech Technology Research (CSTR), an interdisciplinary research centre linking Informatics and Linguistics and English Language. Founded in 1984, CSTR is concerned with research in all areas of speech technology including speech recognition, speech synthesis, speech signal processing, information access, multimodal interfaces and dialogue systems. We have many collaborations with the wider community of researchers in speech science, language, cognition and machine learning for which Edinburgh is renowned, and many external collaborations with academic and commercial partners.

The post is available immediately and is for 36 months. The successful applicant must be able to start no later than 1st October 2017. Enrolment in a PhD programme at the School of Informatics and study towards a doctoral degree is an essential part of this position.

We recommend that applicants make an informal enquiry prior to applying to enable us to assist you in preparing suitable application materials. The contact for this is Prof Simon King (

The post is full time and fixed term for 36 months. The post is available immediately. The successful applicant must be able to start no later than 1st October 2017.

The post is on the ARC47/8 scale and attracts an annual salary of £27,053 (if opting for superannuation contributions) or £31,331 (if not opting for superannuation contributions) for 35 hours each week. The role also attracts a mobility allowance paid monthly in addition to the salary. The amount is dependent on the successful applicant’s personal circumstances: £4,867 per annum (for those with no dependants) or £8,923 per annum (for those with dependants).

The closing date is Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 5pm (GMT)

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