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Project Manager, Imagining Technologies for Disability Futures (ITfDF), Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award in Humanities and Social Sciences (Medical Humanities)

Do you have the ability to provide high level administrative and project support? Are you well organised and able to manage your own time whilst working flexibly and pro-actively? Do you have excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships across different research locations? 

The University of Leeds is inviting applications for a part time, 60% of full time Project Manager, funded by the Wellcome Trust, for a research project in Medical Humanities. The Project Manager will be based in the School of English and will have responsibility for overseeing the research team network, the other main partners of which are the universities of Sheffield, Dundee and Exeter. 

Duties for the Project Manager will include liaising with other partner organizations (including non-academic partners) and with the Wellcome Trust; supporting travel activities, monitoring budgets and collating information for auditing; reporting to relevant authorities in the Wellcome Trust; maintaining the project website and social media accounts, contributing to and delivering other dissemination activities; and organizing meetings, ensuring in the process that deliverables are complied with and accurate records kept. 

You will have a degree or equivalent experience, excellent organisational skills and experience, with the ability work to tight deadlines, and outstanding communication and presentation skills (including a high standard of written and spoken English). You will also have the ability to develop constructive and efficient working relationships with people at all levels within an organization, demonstrating an understanding of their pressures and perspectives, priorities and expectations.Ideally, you will also have familiarity with news, media, and research resources relating to Medical and Health Humanities research. It would be advantageous to have a commitment to interdisciplinary work and an interest in the theories and methods of one or more of the following fields: English, Cultural Studies, Art & Design, Philosophy, Engineering Science, or Robotics.   

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Stuart Murray

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4744, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of English
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  60%
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed-term 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2024)
Release Date:  Tuesday 26 November 2019
Closing Date:  Tuesday 10 December 2019
Reference:  AHCEN1033
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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