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Sun Feb 05 2012

Jobs: Speech Hearing/Phonetic Science: PhD Positions, U College London

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        1.     Molly Bennett , Speech Hearing and Phonetic Science: PhD Positions (Marie Curie Trainee), University College London, United Kingdom

Message 1: Speech Hearing and Phonetic Science: PhD Positions (Marie Curie Trainee), University College London, United Kingdom
Date: 05-Feb-2012
From: Molly Bennett <m.bennettucl.ac.uk>
Subject: Speech Hearing and Phonetic Science: PhD Positions (Marie Curie Trainee), University College London, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University College London
Department: Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/research/speech
Job Rank: PhD Positions (Marie Curie Trainee)

Specialty Areas: Speech Hearing and Phonetic Science


We are seeking to appoint two three-year Marie Curie Trainees to
complete PhD research projects in the Research Department of Speech
Hearing and Phonetic Sciences at UCL, commencing Sept/Oct 2012. In
addition to salary, the post will include student fees up to the UK/EU level,
research support, and additional allowances.

One post-holder will complete a project under the supervision of Dr. Paul
Iverson and Dr. María Luisa García Lecumberri (University of the Basque
Country, Spain), which will examine how speakers and listeners modify
their phonetic perception and production during speech communication,
particularly among second-language learners.

The other post-holder will complete a project under the supervision of Prof.
Stuart Rosen and Prof. Torsten Dau (Technical University of Denmark),
which will investigate the ability of listeners (normal hearing, hearing-aid
users, cochlear-implant users) to perceive speech targets in the
background of maskers that manipulate the presence and absence of

The post-holders will be members of the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training
Network Investigating Speech Processing In Realistic Environments
(INSPIRE; http://www.ru.nl/clst/projects/speech/INSPIRE/) which
comprises 10 European research institutes and 7 associated partners, and
has the aim of training researchers to investigate how people recognise
speech in real life under a wide range of conditions that are "non-optimal"
relative to the controlled conditions in laboratory experiments. The
Research Department of Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences is one of
the largest groupings of researchers in this field in the UK, and is part of
the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences within the newly
formed Brain Sciences Faculty of UCL. Both projects will be based at
UCL, but the post-holders will also be required to undertake some work
and travel in other countries within the INSPIRE network.

Key Requirements:
Applicants must be eligible for the UCL UK/EU student fees rate (normally
a national of a European Union country), but must not have resided or
performed their main research activity in the UK for more than 12 months
in the 3 year period immediately prior to the start date. Applicants, by the
start of the post, must hold an undergraduate or masters degree in a
relevant discipline (e.g., Psychology, Speech and Hearing Science,
Linguistics, or Electrical Engineering) that is equivalent to a 1st class or
2:1 standard in the UK system.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr. Paul Iverson
(p.iversonucl.ac.uk) or Prof. Stuart Rosen (s.rosenucl.ac.uk) for an
informal discussion about these posts. If you have any queries regarding
the application process please contact Molly Bennett (+44 207 679 4020,

Application Deadline: 04-Mar-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://bit.ly/x8Cmxt
Contact Information:
Molly Bennett
Email: m.bennettucl.ac.uk
Phone: +44 207 679 4020

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