Research assistant

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 10 Feb 2023

Published: 2023-01-27

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 Economics is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences with approximately 100 employees from a dozen countries. Each year about 1,000 students participate in undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA) and PhD level courses. The research conducted at the department is mainly focused on labour economics, macroeconomics, political economics and public economics. Researchers at the department are frequently engaged as experts by the government and by the media, and interact with the society at large in a number of ways.

The position involves assisting researchers as well as conducting own research within the research program "Structural change: consequences and policy responses”, funded by Forte (2021-01559).

To qualify for the position you must at least have the equivalent of a Master’s degree in Economics. Experience in analyzing quantitative data – particularly large administrative data – is a requirement. The successful applicant must be highly proficient in spoken and written English. You should be highly motivated and have good ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Additional qualifications
We particularly welcome applicants with experience of research on the impact of regulations on the labor market or the relationship between education and inequality.

Include a personal letter describing your qualifications, experience and research interests; a CV with 2-4 references and an example of your research which is relevant for the position.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 6 months. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 1 March, 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Peter Fredriksson, email, phone+46 (0)18 4715104.

Please submit your application by 10 February2023, UFV-PA 2023/343.

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Placement: Department of Economics

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/343

Last application date: 2023-02-10

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