Monday, 28 February 2011

job for researcher/translator, FR-EN, Chichester (respond before 3 March)

 This job looks interesting and may be of interest to some readers - feel free to pass on. I understand that enquiries are still being accepted for this post.

Research Assistant
Part-time Fixed Term Contract

From 1 March to 31 July 2011
Potentially 2 days per week for 3 months, then full time for 2 months (to be agreed)

Salary Grade 7

Salary range: £19,822 to £21,022 per annum, £11.69 - £12.39 per hour


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Assistant to assist the lead academic in the ‘First Kicks: translating early sources on the cancan’ project. You will aid in the identification of relevant French primary sources held in online repositories, translate these sources from French into English, and assist in assessing the necessity and viability of further archival research in Paris.

Your enthusiasm for this role and the research topic will be supported by excellent knowledge of French language and current professional translation practices. A qualification in translation studies (or equivalent) with extensive experience of translating French into English is essential. Translation skills in 19th-century French would be desirable. You must have experience of undertaking an academic literature search using online catalogues and repositories and of producing translations that are suitable for academic publication.

In addition, you will need demonstrable administrative and time management skills and good communication and listening skills. You will also show initiative and have the ability to work both independently and within a team to achieve the overall aims of the project.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by:  Dr Clare Parfitt-Brown, Senior Lecturer in Dance on ext. 6489, or email: c.parfitt-brown at 

Interview date:          3 March (provisional)

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