[Corpora-List] Research Associate position (fixed term) University of Cambridge

Dora Alexopoulou ta259 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Aug 18 07:45:38 CEST 2020


A full time Post-Doctoral Research Associate position is available at the University of Cambridge to work with Dr Dora Alexopoulou and Professor Ianthi Tsimpli on the Leverhulme Trust grant "Linguistic typology and learnability in second language'' ( http://ef-lab.mml.cam.ac.uk/leverhulme.html )

The project aims to measure the impact of linguistic distance between L1 and L2 on the learning success of learners from different linguistic backgrounds. The empirical research will consist of a comprehensive corpus analysis exploiting the EF-Cambridge Open Language Database (EFCAMDAT) and the International Corpus of Learner English (ICLE). The main responsibility of the postdoctoral researcher is to conduct the corpus investigation and work with the investigators for the analysis of data and research publications.

The ideal candidate will have strong background in corpus linguistics and proven ability to work with NLP tools for extracting grammatical features and structures and to apply statistical analyses to the data. Experience with learner corpora and second language learning research is particularly welcome. Candidates will have completed a PhD in a relevant field.

The postdoctoral researcher and will join the EF Research Lab for Applied Language Learning, the Processing and Language Acquisition Group and the Language Technology Group and become part of a multidisciplinary research community within Linguistics, and, more widely, within Cambridge Language Sciences.

This position is fixed term for 18 months, starting on October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be a member of the Linguistics Section of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Language.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

In order for your application to be considered, please upload a covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications and one sample of a recent publication. You must also provide the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field and whom we can contact for a reference once the vacancy has closed.

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST), Wednesday 16th of September 2020 and interviews are planned for Monday 28th of September 2020, subject to confirmation. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Dr Dora Alexopoulu at ta259 at cam.ac.uk. For questions on the application process or procedure, please contact Molly Carrick, HR Coordinator at MMLPersonnel at admin.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference GP20919 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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