Research Associate (RS2II: salary range £27,116-35,883
A Research Associate is required to work on a review of technologies for automatic search and annotation of speech within multimedia resources.  The goal is to evaluate the near-future impact of these technologies on research in the Humanities.  We seek applicants with an understanding of current speech technologies, combined with excellent communication skills.  A higher degree related to the relevant technologies is preferred.

The principal duties of the post holder will be:

i) Identifying relevant technologies, ii) evaluating the current state of the art and contacting relevant researchers, iii)
conducting interviews with potential users, iii) developing usage scenarios, iv) evaluating the effect of new technologies on Humanities research, and v) preparing a report and website content.

The appointment will be for 9 calendar months, with an expected starting date of 1 October 2005

Informal enquiries may be addressed to either John Coleman ( or
Greg Kochanski ( Further particulars concerning this opening, and information about how to apply, may be found on our website, at

Applications must be received no later than 20 July 2005.