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Research Assistant in Music and Philosophy (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Faculty of Music welcomes applications for the post of Research Assistant, to work with Dr Tomas McAuley, on a part time basis for 5 months. The primary purpose of the post is to support Dr McAuley in bringing several publication projects to completion upon his return to the Faculty following a period of parental leave.

This is a new Research Assistant post which will be based in central Cambridge. The role will involve working on projects relating to music and philosophy in the early Enlightenment, in the years around 1800, and in contemporary thought. In particular, the post-holder will conduct literature searches and basic research and will assist with referencing and proofreading.

An undergraduate degree in music, philosophy, or a related subject area is essential, as is expertise in academic publication conventions. A higher degree qualification is highly desirable.

This position is part time (0.5 FTE) and fixed term, from 01 August 2017 to 31 December 2017. Working patterns can be flexible to fit around any other commitments the successful applicant may have.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Dr Tomas McAuley ( If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Lorna Castle (

Please quote reference GT12508 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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