Research assistant, The 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.
UCDP is now looking for a research assistant for a full time position.
The tasks will mainly be to expand the UCDP actor's database, which will involve gathering information about actors in organized violence and producing texts about these actors on the UCDP website. The work will also include encoding violence from news articles and other sources.
Applicants must have a master's degree in peace and conflict knowledge. Since the work is largely about producing high quality texts in English, documented very good English is also required, as well as experience in text editing. A good knowledge of UCDP and its definitions is also a requirement. In addition, the role requires that the applicant is good at working together and has an educational approach.
Desirable / meriting
Previous experience from similar assistant work.
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: Permanent full-time position. Probationary period may be applied.
For further information about the position please contact
Lotta Themnér, email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 11 December 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3997.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3997
Last application date: 2018-12-11