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 Alva Myrdal Center for Nuclear Disarmament (AMC), was established in 2021 to provide teaching, research, and policy support about nuclear disarmament. AMC studies the whole process in which nuclear disarmament occurs and combines insights from different disciplines such as peace and conflict research, applied nuclear physics and international law.
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. 85 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 AMC Working Group 3: Data on Nuclear Rivalries, Negotiations, and Agreements (work group leaders Margareta Sollenberg &Magnus Öberg), is now looking to hire a research assistant for 9 months, starting 1 October 2021.
Work assignments: The research assistant will write literature summaries, compile and describe existing data sets relating to nuclear weapons including nuclear proliferation, crises and rivalries between nuclear powers. The role will involve analyzing and visualizing economic, social and political data, and to write literature reviews. The research assistant will also assist in the development of new data through for instance pilot studies (data collection and coding), and will also together with the project leader, 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:
- A master degree within Peace and Conflict studies, or an education deemed equivalent
- Knowledge of and a demonstrated interest in issues of nuclear weapons in international relations, nuclear disarmament issues and negotiations, interstate conflict, rivalry and escalation processes
- Previous experience with similar work
Application should include: The application must include a short cover letter, CV, copies of diplomas and grades as well as any other documentation supporting the merits.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 1 October 2021, or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 30 June 2022 (9 months).
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Magnus Öberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application by 24 September 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3335.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: individuell lön
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/3335
Last application date: 2021-09-24