Ten or more project assistants, Department of Government

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 02 May 2024

Published: 2024-03-25

The Department of Government belongs to the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University and has about 100 teachers, researchers, doctoral students, and administrative staff. Its activities consist mainly of teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels and in postgraduate education. 

Read more about the department's activities on our website: www.statsvet.uu.se 

The work will be carried out as part of the Migration Policy Database (MIGPOL) which is funded by the Swedish Research Council as part of the infrastructure project Demscore. The project provides high-quality comparative data on migration policies as well as the political, social and economic rights of immigrants from a global perspective. MIGPOL is a compilation database which brings together indicators from leading data projects in the field of comparative migration policy research. It is part of an extensive national and international research collaboration. 

The assistants will be working with Professor Joakim Palme and other researchers at the Department of Government to collect information for an update of the dataset “Every Immigrant is an Emigrant” (IMISEM). The project covers migration policies in 30 country cases across Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The primary task will be to verify the sources of the original data collection and update the information. The coding is estimated to take one month for each country. The length of the contract will depend on the number of countries that an assistant is able to cover (up to three months/countries).


Current enrolment or completion of a Bachelor's degree program in Political Science or equivalent social sciences. Very good knowledge of Microsoft (Word, Excel) and Zoom are required. Accuracy, independence, good analytical skills, and a very good ability to understand and express oneself in English, are all prerequisites for the position. The project further requires fluency in the primary language spoken in one or more of the countries covered by IMISEM: Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay.

Additional qualifications
An interest in and previous experience with comparative migration policy research is an advantage. A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Political Science (or equivalent social science degree), a merit as a project assistant, in-depth knowledge about the country cases covered or other experience related to the project’s research area are also merits.

The application should include the following:

  • Cover letter (max 2 pages), in English: describe your motivation for applying, why you fit the posting, and your possible start date and time availability.
  • In case you have a writing sample (e.g., thesis or empirical analysis) feel free to attach a copy.
  • Indicate the country cases that you will be able to cover and motivate your language skills for the task (with corresponding certificates if available).
  • Curriculum Vitae, in English.
  • Transcript of grades (unofficial is sufficient)
  • Contact information of two referees (will only be used at the end of the recruitment process).

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to participate in an interview.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position (100%) for 1-3 months starting on 1 June 2023, or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala, Sweden.

For further information about the position, please contact: Anton Ahlén, [email protected]

Please submit your application by 2 May 2024, UFV-PA 2024/875.

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Placement: Department of Government

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position (shorter than 3 months)

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 10

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO [email protected]
Saco-S-föreningen [email protected]
Seko Universitetsklubben [email protected]

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2024/875

Last application date: 2024-05-02

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