Project Officer Ref 9280

School/department: School of Psychology
Hours: Part time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.5 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 28 February 2026
Reference: 9280
Salary: starting at £27,131 to £31,411, per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 26 July 2022
Closing date: 11 August 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: 01 September 2022, or soon thereafter


Job description

We are seeking to hire a Project Officer to assist in the management and co-ordination of a comparative, multi-site research project on the topic of honour and social interactions. The post is funded by a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant awarded to Professor Ayse K. Uskul, titled “The Cultural Logic of Honor and Social Interaction: A Cross-Cultural Comparison (HONORLOGIC)”. The successful candidate will work with Professor Uskul in the School of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK alongside two postdoctoral researchers, a large international team and their local research assistants in different countries, and other students or interns who may join the project during its course.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the logistical and financial aspects of the project, including tasks such as regular communication with team members on administrative matters, organizing travel to project meetings and conferences, arranging contracts of and payments to research assistants to be hired in different locations, overseeing the budget and staff hiring, helping prepare the grant reports and visuals (e.g., slides, charts) for the project, and managing the project’s webpage and social media accounts. Other duties, commensurate with the grading of the post, may also be assigned from time to time.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 9280) (PDF 239KB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to psychologyrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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