Thursday, 23 May 2013

Research assistant: Italian native speaker, interpreter/translator. Deadline 31 May 2013

Research Assistant (Italian-English Interpreter/Translator)

The Department of Education at the University of York is seeking a Research Assistant to work on a research project funded by a Departmental Pump Priming Fund to Dr Paul Wakeling and Dr Benedetta Bassetti. The project will explore perceptions of English society among Italian immigrants in the UK and perceptions of Italian society among Italians. The post will involve recruiting unpaid interviewees in selected Italian locations, conducting ten one-hour interviews in Italian (by telephone or skype), and producing written English translations of interviews. The RA will be working from home and communicating with the project team by email and skype.
You should be a native or near-native speaker of Italian, have a Laurea, BA or equivalent degree in Translation, Interpreting, Languages or a related discipline, experience of translation work, and good knowledge of Skype and Word. Undergraduate students with demonstrable experience of translation can also apply. A proactive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills are essential. Experience of interviewing and an understanding of social issues are desirable.
The ten interviews should be completed between 1 June and 31 July 2013. The RA will be paid £100 for each completed and transcribed interview.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Benedetta Bassetti (Email: benedetta.bassetti at  To apply, send a CV and covering letter to the same email address, detailing how you meet all the essential requirements above.
Deadline: 31 May 2013.

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