Research assistant for English/French historical research project

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 18 May 2022

Published: 2022-04-29

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The research project International Ideas at UNESCO (INIDUN) is seeking a research assistant (forskningsassistent). Based at Uppsala University’s Department of History of Science and Ideas, the research project conducts digital analysis of texts produced by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) from 1945 to 2015. The tasks for the research assistant include assisting in curating these texts: that is, proof-reading digitized text files and inserting labels into the files at particular places (“tagging”). The texts are in English and French. 

Requirements                                                                                                                                  To qualify for this employment as a research assistant you must have at least an undergraduate degree, or currently be conducting undergraduate-level university studies, preferably in the humanities or social sciences. Candidates must have excellent command of English as well as good reading ability in French, and have the capacity to work both independently and in collaboration with a team. Patience and attention to detail are a must.

Additional qualifications
Experience of research and data management, including competence with software programs such as Excel and Visual Studio Code, will be considered merits. Knowledge of research on modern history, the history of science and ideas, and/or international relations is also a merit. Emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s ability to work independently as well as personal suitability

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position lasting until 2022-07-01. Scope of employment 20 %. Starting date 2022-05-23 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Benjamin Martin, ( ) or Frans Lundgren ( ).

Please submit your application by 18 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1557.

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Placement: Department of History of Science and Ideas

Type of employment: Part-time , Temporary position shorter than 3 months

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 20 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/1557

Last application date: 2022-05-18

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