Research assistant, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
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. For more information, visit www.pcr.uu.se.
The Department and the VR-Project the Moral Psychology of Grievances (project leader Magnus Öberg) is now looking to hire a full-time research assistant for four months, starting 1 September 2021.
Work assignments: The research assistant shall compile, describe, analyze and visualize economic, social and political data, and write literature reviews. Together with the project leader the research assistant shall also author a report describing the results. Other administrative tasks may also occur.
Qualifications: Applicants must have:
- Bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict studies or Political Science or an education deemed equivalent
- Good knowledge of political violence and conflict theory
- Independent analytical ability
- Very good English in speech and writing
- Good knowledge of statistics
- Good knowledge of STATA and/or R
Desirable/Merit: Previous experience with similar work, as well as knowledge about one or more of the following subjects is desirable:
- moral foundations theory
- research on autocratization
- American opinion research
- the economic and social history of industrialization
In this recruitment, we will look at qualifications, merits and personal suitability.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 1 September 2021, or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position, ending 31 December 2021 (4 months).
Scope of employment: 100 %.
For further information about the position please contact: Magnus Öberg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 6 August 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2712.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2712
Last application date: 2021-08-06