LINGUIST List 14.1598

Thu Jun 5 2003

Jobs: Phonetics/Speech Science: Researcher, Edinburgh

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  1. jscobbie, Phonetics: Researcher, Queen Margaret University College, UK

Message 1: Phonetics: Researcher, Queen Margaret University College, UK

Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 12:09:31 +0000
From: jscobbie <>
Subject: Phonetics: Researcher, Queen Margaret University College, UK

University or Organization: Queen Margaret University College
Department: Speech and Language Sciences
Rank of Job: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Phonetics, Medical Physics


Faculty of Health & Social Sciences School of Speech and Language

Research Assistant/Research Associate

�18 - �27K (dependent on qualifications)

Fixed-term from Sept 2003 -- February 2004

Queen Margaret University College has acquired a Merlin (Bruel and
Kjaer) ultrasound instrument to image tongue movements during
speech. The output is captured on video and is synchronised with the
speech audio signal and other, physiological measures. You would be
required to ascertain the applicability of measurements of tongue
configurations to a wide range of subjects, and to test the
reliability and repeatability of measurements obtained. Dependent on
your skills there would be scope for involvement in development of the
system itself.

You will have either a good Honours degree or post-graduate degree in
Speech Science or a related area, or a qualification in Medical
Physics. A Speech and Language Therapy qualification would be highly
suitable provided good skills in speech science could also be
offered. With excellent interpersonal skills, you will have the
ability to develop a good rapport with research subjects. The ability
to prepare research reports is essential.

For further information you are welcome to contact Nigel Hewlett,
Speech & Language Sciences, Queen Margaret University College,
Clerwood Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 8TS. E-mail:

For a recruitment pack please contact the HR Department on 0131 317
3291 (24 hrs) or e-mail: quoting reference number:

Completed applications should be returned by Monday 16 June

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Human Resources
	Queen Margaret University College
	Edinburgh, EH12 8TS
	United Kingdom 
	Applications are due by 16-Jun-2003

Contact Information:
	Dr Nigel Hewlett
	Tel: 0131 317 3281
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