LINGUIST List 15.1494

Tue May 11 2004

Jobs: Clinical Phonetics: Researcher, Edinburgh

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

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

Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 06:05:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: jscobbie <>
Subject: Clinical Phonetics: Researcher, Queen Margaret University College

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



The CLEFTNET UK project builds on the success of previous work to help
morechildren with cleft palate benefit from Electropalatography (EPG)
diagnosis and therapy. The project will extend the Scottish EPG
network to include eight additional sites in England. The project
will include children who have long standing articulation disorders
associated with cleft palate and who previously have not had access to
EPG therapy. This exciting new work is funded by charitable donations
from BBC Children in Need and the Henry Smith Charity.

Research Assistant
�18,265 - �20,311 per annum
Fixed Term

Duties will include: organising and participating in running EPG
workshops; assisting in developing the CLEFTNET UK speech protocol;
liasing with specialist speech and language therapists to establish
new EPG centres; and working with an IT specialist to set up a
computer network, where each centre is linked electronically to Queen
Margaret University College. The successful candidate should ideally
have an interest in and demonstrable knowledge about instrumental
analysis of speech, research methods and some experience of data
collection and analysis. A clinical qualification as a speech and
language therapist would be desirable.

Ref: SLS120/04/26 

Information Technology Development Officer
�19,633 - �21,733 per annum pro rata
Fixed Term

The successful candidate will provide technical IT development
expertise to the proposed establishment of CLEFTNET UK. Duties will
include: writing software that will facilitate and automate transfer
of speech data via an electronic computer network; liase with
specialist clinicians and IT specialists in the NHS in order to ensure
that the project operates effectively; and document software,
hardware/network configuration, project strategy and training
materials to facilitate future project support and development. The
post holder would be expected to be actively involved in training
specialist speech and language therapists to use the CLEFTNET UK
software. Knowledge about IT in the NHS is desirable.

Ref: SLS121/04/27

An application pack can be obtained from the Department of Human
Resources on 0131 317 3291 (24 hours) or email
quoting the relevant reference number. Completed application forms
should be returned by Friday 4th June 2004.

Informal enquiries to Dr Fiona Gibbon (

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Hannah Carruthers
	Queen Margaret University College
	Corstorphine Campus
	Edinburgh, EH12 8TS
	United Kingdom 

	Applications are due by 04-Jun-2004

Contact Information:
	Dr Fiona Gibbon.
	Tel: 44 131 317 1000
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