University of York

University of York

Research Project Manager

United Kingdom

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Research Project Manager




£30,487 - £34,980 per year (reduced pro rata for part time working)


Grade 5

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Fixed term

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University of York campus

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  • Role Description Department

    We are looking for a highly motivated research project manager to join Dr Angela de Bruin's research group in the Department of Psychology at the University of York. The project manager would be working on a project funded by the UKRI Frontier Research Guarantee Funding (for selected ERC starting grants), entitled “Lost For Words: Cognitive Ageing And Language Control In Bilingual Older Adults With And Without Cognitive Impairment”. The goal of the project is to understand how bilingual language use and language control (as used, for example, while switching languages) change with ageing. The project combines interviews and focus groups with experimental paradigms looking at cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in bilingual production and comprehension. The position is for 24 months, starting in August 2024.

    We are specifically looking for a project manager who can communicate fluently in Pahari-Pothwari and/or another Pakistani/Kashmiri heritage language.


    Based at the University of York, you would build connections with multilingual communities, schedule appointments with potential participants, and facilitate participant testing. You will also help with preparation of study materials and transcription and translation of research data.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • Ability to fluently communicate in English, Pahari-Pothwari, and/or another Pakistani/Kashmiri heritage language
  • Knowledge and experience of working with multilingual communities, preferably including older adults
  • Experience of managing large-scale projects
  • Level 3 qualification.
  • Ability to take responsibility for delivering work initiatives, interpreting and reporting information, communicating in verbal and written formats, and using digital technology
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others, deliver quality service, develop self and others, and actively champion respect, inclusivity, equality and diversity
  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Angela de Bruin on [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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    Research Project Manager


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    March 28, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 08, 2024

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    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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