3 Research assistants

Updated: 7 months ago
Deadline: 24 May 2023

Published: 2023-05-03

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 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. 90 persons are employed at the Department and approximately 1000 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 Alva Myrdal Center for Nuclear Disarmament (AMC) was established in 2021 at Uppsala University to provide education, research and policy support on disarmament issues.AMC studies the entire disarmament process;prerequisites and obstacles, negotiation and decision-making as well as implementation and verification.The center is located at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research.

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The department and the Alva-Myrdal Center, is now seeking 3 research assistants for 6 month employments (full-time positions), starting 19 June 2023 (or as agreed).
The duties consist of collecting and coding information on disarmament negotiations and disarmament agreements under the leadership of Working Group 1 and 3 at AMC.Writing texts in English and data management will also be included in the duties.The work takes place in accordance with AMC's established coding rules and conceptual apparatus and is carried out in a small group, where the work requires a high degree of independent analytical capacity. Other tasks may be added. 


  • Bachelor's degree in peace and conflict studies, international relations or other related field
  • Excellent knowledge of English (both written and spoken)
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good ability to work independently
  • Good cooperation skills.

Additional qualifications
Experience with data collection, coding and data management. Good knowledge of international negotiations and negotiations theory.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

About the employment
The employment is a; temporary position, 6 months. Scope of employment; 100% (per position). Starting date; 19 June 2023, or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Magnus Öberg, magnus.oberg@pcr.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 24 May 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1643.

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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 3

Working hours: 300

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/1643

Last application date: 2023-05-24

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