Job Opportunity: Research Assistant, University of Cambridge

Corpus linguistics job: Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Adverbs in spoken language: A corpus-based analysis of learner and native-speaker language and its pedagogical implications

We are looking for a Research Assistant (0.6 fte) to work on the above research project which is funded by the Cambridge Humanities Research Grant scheme.

You will facilitate the analysis of corpus data in the context of the project; assist in language corpus data processing and analysis; assist in literature review analysis; and assist in preparation of a research publication, along with other duties in support of the project.

You will need an undergraduate degree in applied linguistics or related discipline; knowledge of corpus linguistics and language frequency data interpretation, and of applied linguistics and learner language research fundamentals.  You will also be able to work independently and will be able to conduct literature review analysis.  A knowledge of W-matrix and Sketch Engine is desirable.

Salary: £25,023-£28,982
For full details of the person specification, and the duties of the post please see the further particulars.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Pascual Pérez-Paredes (

We hope to hold interviews on 26 or 27 July 2016.

Please quote reference JR09264 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.