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Research Fellow

UCL - Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £42,099 to £50,585 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th December 2023
Closes: 31st January 2024
Job Ref: B02-06218

About us

The post will be based within the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (www.ucl.ac.uk/pals), in the Faculty of Brain Sciences. UCL is the top-ranked university in the UK for research in Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience. Cutting-edge facilities include a centre for brain imaging and extensive laboratories for research in speech and language, development, perception, and cognition. The Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences (www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/speech-hearing-and-phonetic-sciences) is held in high regard internationally for its research into the perception and production of speech, hearing for speech, and applied research in speech signal processing. Current research activities include behavioural, acoustic, EEG, TMS, EMA, ultrasound, EGG, fNIRS, and fMRI investigations of speech perception, production and hearing; experimental investigations of social cognition in vocal communication; improvement of intelligibility of speech in noise for hearing impaired listeners and new auditory prostheses; evaluation of speech and hearing effort; studies of individual differences in speech perception; assessments of auditory cognition; computational paralinguistics; sociophonetic analyses of accent change; second-language learning and bilingualism; and modelling of speech articulation and speech perception, articulatory-acoustic mapping, and listener-driven sound evolution.

About the role

The post-holder will be expected to carry out research in the area of speech processing using phonetic, behavioural, and cognitive neuroscience methods. The post-holder will be responsible for designing and running of behavioural, Electroarticulography (EMA), and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), with adult human participants, recording speech stimuli, analysing, and writing up the results. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B salary (£37,332 - £39,980) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. For information about the application process, please contact:

About you

The candidate should have clear passion for experimental speech research using behavioural and cognitive neuroscience methods.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

  • 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
  • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
  • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • Immigration loan
  • Relocation scheme for certain posts
  • On-Site nursery
  • On-site gym
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
  • Discounted medical insurance

Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.




 

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