Research assistant, UCDP and Department of Peace and Conflict Research
The deadline for applying to this position has passed.
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research was established in 1971 to conduct peace research and offer courses in peace and conflict studies. Currently approx. 80 persons are employed at the Department and at present some 300-400 students are enrolled every academic year. Courses offered include undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as a Ph. D. programme. For more information, visit www.pcr.uu.se.
Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) at Uppsala University is the world's leading provider of data on organized violence, and the program is a unique source of information about conflicts worldwide and has been at the Department since the 1980s.
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research and UCDP is now looking for a full-time research assistant for the period 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022.
Tasks: The tasks consist of collecting and coding information on organized violence from selected, mainly Spanish-speaking, sources into the UCDP database, with a special focus on Latin America, especially Central America, and the Caribbean. Text writing in English will also be included in the tasks. The work follows the fixed coding rules and conceptualizations of the UCDP, and is made in a small group, where a high degree of independent analytical capacity is expected. Other tasks may also be included depending on UCDP needs.
- Masters’ degree in peace and conflict studies
- Good knowledge of political violence and theories of peace and conflict
- Good knowledge of UCDP and its definitions
- Good knowledge of organized violence in Latin America, especially Central America, and the Caribbean
- Documented experience of working with conflict data (coding/data management)
- Very good English in speech and writing
- Very good Spanish in speech and writing
- Good analytical skills
- Good ability to work independently
- Good ability to collaborate
- Experience of coding organized violence, especially Central America and the Caribbean
Individual suitability will be strongly considered.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 1 April 2021, or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 31 March 2022 (12 months).
Scope of employment: 100 %.
For further information about the position please contact: Lotta Themnér, firstname.lastname@example.org and Garoun Engström, email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 8 March 2021, UFV-PA 2021/653.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/653
Last application date: 2021-03-08