The School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol is seeking to appoint a Research Associate with expertise in translation technology. The researcher will contribute to the project ‘Improving Products and Processes in Translation Technology Use’ (IMPETUS), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK). The project will build a body of empirical evidence on several aspects of professional translation practice. It will explore topics including use of neural machine translation and longitudinal perceptions of translating productivity. The job will involve conducting workplace experiments, analysing data, writing research papers and giving conference presentations under the direction of Dr Lucas Nunes Vieira (PI) and in collaboration with Professor Michael Carl (Kent State University, USA), Dr Elisa Alonso (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain) and industry partners. The post will also encompass research impact duties including participation in industry events and collaboration with translation companies.
The expected start date is 1 September 2019 and the position has funding for 1.5 years.
Closing date: 10 July 2019
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