Research Assistant, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Sort on published: 2018-03-01
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. program.
The Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) at Uppsala University is the Worlds leading provider of data on organized violence, and it is a unique source of information on conflicts around the world. The program has been based at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research since the 1980s.
UCDP is now hiring a part-time (50 %) research assistant for the period 180401-190331.
Work assignments: Assist the program in the start-up phase of a new project focusing on the conflict in Syria, go through Arabic sources and code violent events in UCDP's online coding system.
- Master degree in a subject that is relevant for the project.
- Good knowledge of Arabic.
- In-depth understanding of the Middle East in general and Syria in particular.
- Experience of working within research projects in the field of Peace-and Conflict research.
- Proficiency in English (both verbally and in Writing).
- Good knowledge of UCDP and its definitions.
- Ability to cooperate and work in a group as well as work independently.
Individual suitability will be strongly considered.
Application: Please send in your application, containing a CV and a short personal letter (maximum 1 page) that describes why you are suitable for this position, at the latest of 15 March 2018.
Start date: 2018-04-01
Type of employment; Temporary employment. 12 months with the possibility of extension.
For information about the position, please contact
Lotta Themnér; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 15 March 2018, UFV-PA 2018/673.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full-time/Part-time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 50 %
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 2018/673
Last application date: 2018-03-15