LINGUIST List 23.609

Sun Feb 05 2012

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

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Date: 05-Feb-2012
From: Molly Bennett <>
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:
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 tocomplete PhD research projects in the Research Department of SpeechHearing and Phonetic Sciences at UCL, commencing Sept/Oct 2012. Inaddition 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. PaulIverson and Dr. María Luisa García Lecumberri (University of the BasqueCountry, Spain), which will examine how speakers and listeners modifytheir 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-aidusers, cochlear-implant users) to perceive speech targets in thebackground of maskers that manipulate the presence and absence ofperiodicity.

The post-holders will be members of the FP7 Marie Curie Initial TrainingNetwork Investigating Speech Processing In Realistic Environments(INSPIRE; whichcomprises 10 European research institutes and 7 associated partners, andhas the aim of training researchers to investigate how people recognisespeech in real life under a wide range of conditions that are "non-optimal"relative to the controlled conditions in laboratory experiments. TheResearch Department of Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences is one ofthe largest groupings of researchers in this field in the UK, and is part ofthe Division of Psychology and Language Sciences within the newlyformed Brain Sciences Faculty of UCL. Both projects will be based atUCL, but the post-holders will also be required to undertake some workand travel in other countries within the INSPIRE network.

Key Requirements:Applicants must be eligible for the UCL UK/EU student fees rate (normallya national of a European Union country), but must not have resided orperformed their main research activity in the UK for more than 12 monthsin the 3 year period immediately prior to the start date. Applicants, by thestart of the post, must hold an undergraduate or masters degree in arelevant discipline (e.g., Psychology, Speech and Hearing Science,Linguistics, or Electrical Engineering) that is equivalent to a 1st class or2:1 standard in the UK system.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr. Paul Iverson(

Application Deadline: 04-Mar-2012 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Molly Bennett Email: Phone: +44 207 679 4020

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