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Research Assistant in IVIP (Improving Voice Identification Procedures) Fixed-term

A full-time Research Assistant position is available at the University of Cambridge in conjunction with the research project 'Improving Voice Identification Procedures (IVIP)', funded by the ESRC. IVIP is an exciting interdisciplinary project which aims to improve the understanding of earwitness behaviour and to improve the interaction of the criminal justice system with the use of earwitness evidence. The project is led by the University of Cambridge (PI Dr Kirsty McDougall), and comprises a team of 6 other Co-Is who are based at the University of Cambridge and at the three partner universities, De Montfort, Nottingham Trent and Oxford, and a second Research Assistant at Nottingham Trent.

We are seeking to recruit a Research Assistant who will be based in Cambridge. The successful candidate will:

  • Have completed (or be about to be awarded) a BA or an MA or equivalent qualification which includes phonetics.
  • Have hands-on experience of computer-based phonetic-acoustic analysis.
  • Have experience in organising participant recruitment.
  • Have experience with undertaking data collection, data entry, data management and data analysis using quantitative research methods.
  • Have an interest in public engagement and be willing to contribute to the development of the project's website.

The position is available from 1 February 2020 for 33 months.

The closing date is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 1 December 2019 and interviews will be held on 12 December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to confirmation.

If you have any queries about this vacancy, please contact Kirsty McDougall at For questions on the application process or procedure, please contact Ruth Farley at

In order for your application to be considered, please upload a covering letter and a detailed curriculum vitae. You must also provide the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field and whom we can contact for a reference once the vacancy has closed.

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