UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Associate /Senior Research Associate in Language Learning

Location
Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Posted
20 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Research Associate /Senior Research Associate in Language Learning 

Job number   ACAD103008 
Division/School   Merchant Venturers' School of Engineering 
Contract type   Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern  Full time 
Salary   £32,548 - £36,613 
Closing date for applications   14-Dec-2017 
 
Based in the Computational Neuroscience Unit within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol this is an exciting opportunity to develop and run a study of second language learning.
 
You will develop and run a controlled and quantitative longitudinal study of second language learning; this study will profile the time course of language learning and should include participant EEG. High quality data analysis will be used to answer the “grand challenge” question: can we distinguish slow and fast language learners? Are there characteristic properties of language processing which are typical of slow and fast language learners? The goal of our research is the study of language in the brain, but this work will also have implications for language education. You will work on the development of custom written language lessons and language tests, will run the study and will perform data analysis and network modelling of EEG data.
 
You will have a PhD in Computational Neuroscience or a related discipline, will have good experience of programming and will have the interpersonal skills required to run a human study.
 
This post is offered on a full time, open-ended contract with funding for up to 16 months in the first instance.
 
Informal enquiries can be made to: Conor Houghton (conor.houghton@bristol.ac.uk
 
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.