[Elsnet-list] Position at Oxford University

Greg Kochanski gpk at gpk.wftp.org
Sun Jun 26 01:17:50 CEST 2005

Research Associate - Models of Articulation


Research Associate (RS1A: salary range £19,460-29,128 p.a..)

A Research Associate is required to work on an interdisciplinary project 
studying human speech.

The project involves noninvasive experiments on human subjects, acoustic 
measurements, MRI imaging, signal processing, data analysis and the 
construction of mathematical models of articulatory motion.  We seek 
applicants with experience relevant to one or more of these areas. 
Applicants should have completed the requirements for a doctoral degree 
by the start date.
The project will build mathematical models of the motor control 
strategies used in speech.  It will test whether one can explain 
articulator motions on the basis of phonological features?  In the 
process, it will study coarticulation (how one sound in speech 
influences its neighbours) and develop methodologies for MRI imaging of 
tongue and velum motions during speech.

The principal duties of the post holder will be:

i) Recruiting and managing subjects, ii) participating in experimental 
design and construction, iii) data collection, documentation and 
management, and iv) participating in the data analysis.   The post 
holder will be expected to contribute to scientific publications.

The appointment will be for 26 months, with an anticipated start date of 
1 October 2005.  It will be on the RS1A salary scale, with salary 
dependent on skills and experience.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to either Greg Kochanski 
(greg.kochanski at phon.ox.ac.uk) or John Coleman 
(john.coleman at phon.ox.ac.uk). Further particulars concerning this 
opening, and information about how to apply, may be found on our 
website, at http://www.phon.ox.ac.uk/0407model/FP.html

Applications must be received no later than 20 July 2005.

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