Research assistent, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Sort on published: 2018-11-27
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.
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. 70 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 http://www.pcr.uu.se.
UCDP The Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) has recorded ongoing violent conflicts since the 1970s. The data provided is one of the most accurate and well-used data-sources on global armed conflicts and its definition of armed conflict is becoming a standard in how conflicts are systematically defined and studied.
The tasks include assisting the project management mainly by coding violent events from news articles and other sources into the UCDP database, but also with text writing to varying degrees.
- Applicants must have a master's degree in peace and conflict research, or in a similar subject, which the employer finds equivalent.
- Furthermore, the applicants must have good knowledge of political violence and theories of peace and conflict. Independent analytical ability is required. Applicants must also have very good spoken and written English, as well as having a good knowledge of the UCDP and its definitions.
- Previous experience with similar data collection work within the conflict area is also required.
Previous experience of handling and working with conflict data. Weight will be put on personal suitability.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 2019-01-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary full-time position (100%) ending 2019-06-30.
For further information about the position please contact
Lotta Themnér, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 11 December 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3941.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 3
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3941
Last application date: 2018-12-11