Research assistant, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Sort on published: 2018-05-03
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international position. The task is to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to cooperate in different ways with society. Our most important asset is all the individuals who, with their curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala university one Sweden's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research was founded in 1971 with the purpose of conducting research and offer education in the field of peace and conflict studies. The department is today a young, dynamic and international workplace with about 70 employees and about 300-400 students from all over the world. More information about
the department can be found at http://www.pcr.uu.se.
The department is now looking for a research assistant (full time position, 7 months employment), for the project "Closed Doors or Open for Talks? Civil Society Actors in Peace Negotiations"with project leader Desiré Nilsson. Start date 1 August or otherwise agreed.
The aim of the project is to create a new dataset about the role of civil society and political parties in peace negotiations during the period 1989-2013, which will enable analysis of a series of issues concerning civil society involvement in peace talks in civil war. The project will collect data on civil society's role in the peace talks between the conflicting parties in the civil war, such as the type of civil society actor (eg women's organizations or religious actors) and how they were involved in the negotiations (eg. such as observers or participating in parallel forums), as well as during the course of the process in which they participated.
Data collection and administrative tasks in the project "Closed Doors or Open for Talks? Civil Society Actors in Peace Negotiations ". The main work consists of collecting data on civil society's role in civil peace negotiations, but also do initial analysis of collected information, as well as editing and formatting of article manuscript.
Bachelor's degree in peace and conflict studies or equivalent; Excellent English skills (both verbal and written); Very good collaborative ability and ability to work independently.
Master degree in peace and conflict studies; experience of data collection, especially in peace and conflict research or similar; good knowledge of literature on peace negotiations and the role of civil society in peace processes in intrastate conflicts; good knowledge of statistics and statistics programs. We will also look at personal suitability.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 1 August 2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary position (100%) ending 2019-02-28.
For further information about the position please contact
Desirée Nilsson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 12 June 2018. UFV-PA 2018/1493.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
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Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1493
Last application date: 2018-06-12