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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a part-time (0.4FTE) Research Assistant as part of the research project 'Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS)', funded by the AHRC under the Open World Research Initiative to promote modern languages in the UK. The project is led by the University of Cambridge (PI Wendy Ayres-Bennett), and comprises a team of 13 other Co-Is, 14 Post-doctoral researchers and 6 PhD students who are based at the University of Cambridge and at the three partner universities, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Queen's Belfast.

MEITS is an exciting multidisciplinary project, which includes 6 research strands exploring multilingualism from a range of perspectives. We are seeking to recruit a research assistant who will be based in Cambridge and who will work on Strand 4: The influence of multilingual identity on foreign language learning.

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in modern languages, education, linguistics or a related subject area and experience with undertaking data entry and advanced data analysis using quantitative and qualitative research methods. An interest in public engagement and willingness to contribute to the development of the project's proposed pop-up museum of languages is essential alongside experience of working in UK schools.

A good working knowledge of one or more of following languages: French; German; Spanish is also required.

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Deadline: 24 June 2019

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Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.




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