Research assistant, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
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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. Courses offered include undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as a Ph. D. programme. For more information, visit www.pcr.uu.se .
The department and the Minerva Research Initiative funded project Displace, return, and reconstruct: Population movement and resilience to instability (project leader Jonathan Hall), is now looking for a research assistant, for a full-time employment for 5 months, starting 1 June 2022.
The research assistant will assist the project leader and will participate in all aspects of the research process, including collecting and reviewing literature, data analysis and the write-up of research papers; participation at international conferences; and supporting the writing of applications for funding.
Master’s degree within peace and conflict or area that the project leader finds equivalent. The assistant will assistant the project leader in their work on the drivers of social cooperation in refugee communities. The assistant should thus have a strong knowledge of both refugee issues and peace and conflict research as evidenced through their education and work experience.
The project entails the use of methods from the fields of both political science and economics. A background in both fields would thus be highly valued. A strong ability to contribute to the writing of applications for research funding would further be highly valued. Practical experience working with refugees – especially if that work involved efforts to reduce violent extremism or promote intergroup cooperation –would also be of particular value. Previous experience as a research assistant is also a merit.
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 5 months. Scope of employment; 100%. Starting date, 1 June 2022. Placement: Uppsala.
For further information about the position, please contact: Jonathan Hall, email@example.com
Please submit your application by 16 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1604.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/1604
Last application date: 2022-05-16
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