Research Assistant at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge, UK is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a postdoctoral associate position in linguistics. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before February 25, 2019.

A full-time or part-time Research Assistant position is available at the University of Cambridge in conjunction with the research project ‘Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS)’, funded by the AHRC under the Open World Research Initiative to promote modern languages in the UK. The project is led by the University of Cambridge (PI Wendy Ayres-Bennett), and comprises a team of 13 other Co-Is, 14 Post-doctoral researchers and 6 PhD students who are based at the University of Cambridge and at the three partner universities, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Queen’s Belfast.

MEITS is an exciting multidisciplinary project, which includes 6 research strands which explore multilingualism from a range of perspectives. We are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral research associate who will be based in Cambridge and who will work on Strand 6: Multilingualism and cognition: implications for motivation, health and well-being.

(i) Have completed (or be about to be awarded) a BA or an MA or equivalent qualification in psychology, education, linguistics, speech and language therapy or a related subject area.

(ii) Have experience with working with bilingual individuals and/or individuals with developmental disorders and with organising participant recruitment.

(iii) Have experience with undertaking data collection, data entry and advanced data analysis using quantitative research methods.

(iv) Have an interest in public engagement and be willing to contribute to the development of the project’s proposed pop-up museum of languages.

(v) Willingness to travel for data collection is desirable.

The position is available from 1st April 2019 for 5 or 8 months (full-time or part-time respectively, the latter option is preferable).

The closing date is midnight (GMT) on 25th February 2019. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 4th March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to confirmation. If you have any queries about this vacancy, please contact Napoleon Katsos at and Jenny Gibson at For questions on the application process or procedure, please contact Ruth Farley at

In order for your application to be considered, please upload a covering letter and a detailed curriculum vitae. You must also provide the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field and whom we can contact for a reference once the vacancy has closed.


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