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Research Assistant on the project Giving Gifts and Doing Favours: Unlocking Greek Support-verb constructions

The Faculty of Classics is looking for a Research Assistant for the project Giving Gifts and Doing Favours: Unlocking Greek Support-verb constructions.


  • Preparing the LaTeX files for an edited volume with the Language Science Press in their series Phraseology and Multi-Word Expressions []
  • Preparing the BibTeX bibliography for the volume (ideally via a Zotero library)

This role would suit a linguist interested in editorial practice with relevant experience of LaTeXing linguistic examples with glosses, a classicist with relevant experience with LaTeX and a strong command of linguistic concepts, or a computer scientist with attention to detail and relevant experience. It is essential for this role that the candidate can stick to deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.

The position is remunerated at Grade 4.1 with the pay rate of £13.24 per hour for a maximum of 75 hours.

How to Apply:  Please send a 1-page CV and 1-page covering letter (incl. the names and contact details of two referees) to as well as the training task provided here. The training task asks you to LaTeX a passage from an already published article as well as implement the relevant BibTeX references. Please send the completed LaTeX source and a PDF version with your application documents. Referees will only be contacted for shortlisted applicants.

Shortlisting will be on the basis of (i) relevant previous experience with LaTeX and BibTeX (ideally in an editorial setting, perhaps even with the Language Science Press), (ii) performance on the training task, (iii) availability during the period requested (April 2024), and (iv) demonstration of the ability to work to deadlines.

Application Submission: No later than 12:00pm, UK time, on Tuesday 20th February 2024. 

N.B. Appointment will be subject to the provision of documentary evidence of the right to work in the UK.
More information can be found in the full job description