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Job Vacancy: Research Assistant

Submitted by admin on 11 October 2010 - 3:01pm

Big Lottery Fund

Communication Matters is leading the AAC Evidence Base research project which aims to improve the quality of life of people in the UK who need AAC by raising awareness of their needs and improving service provision.

One of our research partners, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), is now recruiting a Research Assistant...

You would be based at Manchester Metropolitan University and your particular responsibilities would be the development of the AAC evidence database. This database would require knowledge and skill in the areas of information systems technology, database construction and management, applications of digital / multimedia and software engineering.

This is a unique collaboration between the charity Communication Matters (ISAAC-UK), MMU, Barnsley Hospital and Sheffield University and is focussed on enhancing our understanding of augmentative and alternative communication systems (AAC) and how such system may support those with significant communication impairments. This research is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

  • Research Assistant
    Manchester Metropolitan University (Health, Psychology and Social Care Health Professions)
    Contract Type: Full-time, Fixed-term until 30 June 2012
    Salary: Grade 5 £20,327 - £22,879 per annum
    Closing Date: 25 October 2010
    For informal enquiries contact Dr Janice Murray on [email protected] or 0161 247 2570. 
    For more information and to apply online, visit:
    https://www.jobs.mmu.ac.uk/MMUJobSite/VacancyDetail.aspx?VacancyUID=000000006417
    If you do not have access to the internet or require an application in an alternative format please contact Human Resources on 0161 247 6403 quoting reference HP/593
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