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Experimental Officer in Psycholinguistics

Language and Linguistic Science
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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The Department of Language & Linguistic Science (L&LS) is seeking to appoint a Experimental Officer in Psycholinguistics. The post holder will provide expert research support and advice for staff carrying out experimental work in psycholinguistics, as well as contributing to teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Psycholinguistics and Linguistics  This is a full-time open contract position, to be filled by September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

You will be a skilled experimentalist who is establishing, or has established, a track record of excellence in research, teaching and supervision, and contribution to departmental activities. You will hold or be close to completing a PhD in Psycholinguistics, Linguistics or a related field.

You will have research skills which include expertise in Psycholinguistics, statistics and experimental methods (including eye-tracking). Advanced knowledge of one or more of the following is also desirable: Syntax, Semantics, Morphology, Phonetics and Phonology (including Prosody). Your teaching in lectures and in seminars will support our taught programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Your duties will include supporting experimental research in psycholinguistics, organization, management and maintenance of the psycholinguistics lab, training undergraduate and postgraduate students in research methods and data analysis and supervision of students’ work.

Please ensure that you meet the Essential Criteria in the Person Specification section of the further information associated with these posts before starting an application. The intended starting date is 1 September 2019 and the salary is £39,609.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Dunstan Brown, Head of Department, or to Dr. Nino Grillo, Programme Leader for Psycholinguistics by e-mail ( , ). For further information please see the department web pages at

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