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Research Fellow

School of Literature & Languages

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £41,526 to £44,045 per annum
Fixed Term until 31/08/2022
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Friday 15 May 2020
Closing Date:  Wednesday 17 June 2020
Interview Date:  Friday 26 June 2020
Reference:  022420

The Centre for Translation Studies(CTS) is an internationally recognised centre for research, scholarship and teaching in translation and interpreting, and has been awarded funding from Research England’s new Expanding Excellence in England(E3) fund to launch an ambitious new research programme. This programme brings together human-based research practices with cutting-edge advances in machine learning and AI,focusing on the convergence of human and automated approaches to different modalities of translation and interpreting in order to initiate a step-change in the broader translation research agenda. The ‘technological turn’ in translation/interpreting creates exciting opportunities, but it also requires fresh approaches in order to understand all the dimensions of its impact, to mitigate drawbacks and to derive truly innovative solutions.


To support the expansion programme, we seek to appoint a Research Fellow with expertise in at least one of the research areas of CTS and with a special interest in translation/interpreting technologies. The successful candidate will undertake research relevant to current and future projects in CTS, contribute to and lead on the development of external funding bids, develop interdisciplinary collaborative networks with academic and non-academic partners, and produce high-quality outputs.


We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in translation/interpreting studies or a closely related field. Research experience that is compatible with the strategic direction of CTS’s research, demonstrated by a track record of high-quality publications, is essential, as is the proven ability to secure external funding. The success of the research programme requires multidisciplinary collaborations. Experience in working with external partners would therefore be a plus.


This is a fixed-term contract until 31 August 2022 but there is a possibility to extend the post if external research funding can be secured.


For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Prof Sabine Braun, Director of CTS by email (


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