Job Opportunities

We are currently recruiting 2 postdocs and a Centre Manager.

Research Associate in the Acquisition of Complex Syntax and Pragmatics

Closing date: 17/08/2021
Reference: BMH-017193
Duration: Fixed term from 01/11/2021 until 31/10/2024
Location: University of Manchester
Salary: £32,816 - £40,322 per annum
Hours per week: Full time

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate position in the acquisition of complex syntax and pragmatics. The post is available from the 1st November 2021 and will be tenable on a fixed term basis until 31st October 2024.

This post offers the opportunity to join a thriving research group at the University of Manchester, and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD), a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster. You will join a work package entitled Understanding the factors influencing the comprehension and production of complex sentences, where you will investigate theoretical accounts designed to capture the complexity associated with different types of adverbial clause and consider how children’s learning might be best supported in the classroom.

You should hold or shortly expect to achieve a PhD or equivalent in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Sciences or any related cognate discipline. You will be a highly-motivated and independent researcher with experience in complex syntax/pragmatic language research, and experience of working with children. The job will involve detailed literature reviewing, preparation of ethics applications, experimental design, recruitment and data collection, analyses, and dissemination. 

Visit the University of Manchester jobs page for further information and details of how to apply.

Research Associate (Cantonese/Mandarin Speaking)

Closing date: 17/08/2021
Reference: BMH-017197
Duration: Fixed term from 01/11/2021 until 31/10/2024
Location: University of Manchester
Salary: £32,816 - £40,322 per annum
Hours per week: Full time

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate position in language and literacy practices. The post is available from the 1st November 2021 and will be tenable on a fixed term basis until 31st October 2024.

This post offers the opportunity to join a thriving research group at the University of Manchester, and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD), a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster. You will join a work package entitled Language and literacy practices across cultures, where you will work on a cross-cultural study of home and community language and literacy environments in the UK, with a particular focus on families from Chinese heritage, Caribbean heritage, and British heritage families.

You should hold or shortly expect to achieve a PhD or equivalent in Psychology, Linguistics, Education, Sociology, or Anthropology. You should also be fluent in both written and spoken English and Cantonese, (with Mandarin an advantage).

You will be a highly-motivated and independent researcher with experience in creating questionnaires in Qualtrics, conducting statistical analyses in R and administering standardised tests.  You will be able to work sensitively and diplomatically with a wide range of people from different backgrounds. The job will involve detailed literature reviewing, preparation of ethics applications, experimental design, recruitment and data collection, analyses, and dissemination. 

Visit the University of Manchester jobs page for further information and details of how to apply.

LuCiD Centre Manager 

Closing date: 09/08/2021
Reference: BMH-017085
Duration: Fixed term from 01/09/2021 until 31/10/2024
Location: University of Manchester
Salary: £32,816 - £40,322 per annum
Hours per week: Full time

Applications are invited for the LuCiD Centre Manager role. The post is available from the 1st September 2021 and will be tenable on a fixed term basis for 38 months until 31st October 2024. The Centre Manager will be responsible for the overall management and administration of the Centre along with the three academic directors.

This post offers the opportunity to join a thriving research group at the University of Manchester, and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD), a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster.

This is an exciting and varied role within a thriving research group. The ideal candidate will be an experienced project manager skilled in financial management, communications, relationship-building and research administration. They will be highly organised, approachable and have excellent problem solving skills. They should also demonstrate an interest in Early Years education, language acquisition, developmental psychology, linguistics or a related field.

Visit the University of Manchester jobs page for further information and details of how to apply.