Research assistant, 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
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research is now looking for a research assistant for a joint position in the projects “The Politics of Protection” (PI Lisa Hultman) and the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP).
Tasks with UCDP will include collecting and coding information about organized violence, and updating texts in the UCDP Encyclopedia. Other tasks may be added based on the needs of the UCDP.
Within the project Politics of Protection the RA will provide important support to the project, primarily through data collection, data management, data analysis, visualization of data, literature reviews, editing book or article manuscripts, and other research related tasks. The position may also entail certain administrative tasks.
A master exam within peace and conflict studies is needed, to guarantee an advanced understanding of theories and concepts concerning war and peace, as well as an in-depth understanding of the research process.
The following are also requirements;
- Good knowledge of theories on political violence and peace operations
- Good knowledge of UCDP and its definitions
- Good knowledge of the conflicts in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger
- Proficiency in R
- Documented experience of working with conflict data (coding/data management)
- Documented ability to work independently
- Very good English in speech and writing
- Good analytical skills
- Good ability to collaborate
Experience of similar tasks.
Please send in your application including a CV and a short personal letter (max. 1 A4) describing your skills and knowledge and why you are suitable for this position.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 1 April 2021, or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 30 April 2022 (13 months).
Scope of employment: 100 %.
For further information about the position please contact: Lisa Hultman, email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 26 February 2021, UFV-PA 2021/330.
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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 2021/330
Last application date: 2021-02-26