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Disability Resource Centre


2 x Physics Study Assistants/ Scribes

Approx 16 hours a week for nine months, £13.50 an hour


To support a PhD student in the High Energy Physics group in the Cavendish Laboratory during a critical time in her degree. The assignment is supervised by Disability Resource Centre.

The assignment involves

  • Taking accurate dictation from the student in the following computer languages: Python, C++ and LaTex, as well as in English. This will necessitate listening carefully to what the student says as the student has a speech impairment.
  • Taking notes in meetings
  • Assisting the student to use the library and to access other resources
  • Facilitating interactions with colleagues
  • Assisting with administration 
  • Adhering to the Equality and Diversity Policy of the University of Cambridge
  • Respecting and adhering to data protection guidelines and confidentiality


You will need

  • A first degree in Physics, Computing or other Mathematical sciences
  • Knowledge of, C++ and/or Python (essential), as well as LaTEX (desireable)
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • An ability to take dictation, with excellent listening skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


This is a temporary assignment through the Temporary Employment Service.

Candidates should supply a CV and a brief covering letter demonstrating their skills for the assignment through the online application form for Non-Medical Helpers:

Closing date: Tuesday 19 December.

Interviews: early January


If you would like to discuss the assignment then call 01223 332301 and ask to speak to either Aless McCann or Lara Gisborne, or email