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Help Wanted: Stephen Hawking Seeks Assistant to Maintain His Voice


LONDON (The Blaze/AP) — Can you help make Stephen Hawking's voice heard? The famed British physicist has put out a help wanted ad for an assistant to develop and maintain his computer-assisted speech system.

The position --  "Technical Assistant to Stephen Hawking" -- would involve willingness to travel, computer literacy and the ability to work without the help of an instruction manual or tech support.

He suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, which has confined the theoretician to a high-tech wheelchair equipped with an electronic voice synthesizer, which gives Hawking his distinctive robotic monotone.

According to Hawking's website informing interested parties of the position, which will be formally accepting applications mid-January with a start date in February, is being funded as a graduate position through the University of Cambridge. Salary will be around $38,500 per year.

Hawking is known for his pioneering work on black holes, his popular books on cosmology, and his refusal to bow to the disease that left him almost completely paralyzed.

To unofficially apply for the position fill out this form. They will send you more information for an official application if you fit the bill after this pre-screening.

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