Current Vacancies

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,132-£36,661
Reference: GG02961
Closing Date: 15 August 2014
Fixed-term: 01 October 2014 to 31 March 2019.

The Faculty is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the AHRC-funded project: Text and Meaning: Contributions to a Revised Dictionary of Medieval Irish, hosted jointly by the University of Cambridge and Queen's University Belfast. The post holder will be based in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, University of Cambridge from 1 October 2014 to 31 March 2019.

The Research Associate will initially be responsible for the completion of a bibliography of primary texts and the selection of words of the day and preparation of other material for the public interface of the project. He/she will then begin to excerpt material from textual editions for inclusion in the database, as well as other material that enters the public domain in journals and edited volumes in the interim. When all the selected material has been collected, the post-holder will begin to draft the dictionary entries.

The post-holder should be educated to PhD level, with extensive research experience in language and/or editorial work in any period of medieval Irish. He/she should have excellent organisational skills and the proven ability to work to deadlines without close supervision. Excellent written and oral communication skills and a close familiarity with common IT packages including MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint are also essential, as is the ability to work as a team.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4.5 years in the first instance.

Further particulars for this post can be found here.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit and click on the 'Apply' button. 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.

Two references are required for this post. Candidates should ask their referees to submit their references to by the closing date.

Enquiries concerning the work of the project and the specifics of the job role may be directed to Dr Máire Ní Mhaonaigh (

Enquiries concerning the appointments procedure and related matters may be made to the Faculty
Administrator, Ms Vicky Aldred (

Interviews will be held on 26 August 2014.

Please quote reference GG02961 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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