Researcher in project (temporary employment)

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 25 May 2023

Published: 2023-05-04

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This researcher position is part of an international and interdisciplinary research project titled JUSTEMOTIONS; The Construction of Objectivity: An international perspective on the emotive-cognitive process of judicial decision-making. The position is financed by the European Research Council. For the project, a position as a researcher is now being advertised at the Department of Sociology, Uppsala University. The duties include analyzing and writing publications from already collected data from Italy. The research position requires in-depth knowledge of the material and the environment for the data collection. As a researcher, you are part of the project's research group and, together with other researchers, you will analyze empirical, qualitative data, such as interviews and observations. The duties include handling project administration.


  • Finsihed PhD in sociology, criminology or other social sciences at the start of the employment.
  • Good knowledge of Italian criminal and procedural law and legal practice
  • Good knowledge of sociological emotion theory, in particular with a focus on ”law and emotions".
  •  Documented, good ability to read and write in both Italian and English, and to analyze data in both languages.
  • Previous experience of working with qualitative and sensitive data. Expereinced in different databases with different levels of confidentiality.
  • Previous experience of working within projects with focus on emotions in court.
  • Previous experience of collaborating and working in a research group. 

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to  good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the work within the research project, as well as contribute to its future development.

Additional qualifications:

  • Previous experience of doing research and work in Italian courts.
  • Previous experience of transcription and coding of observational and interview data from Italian courts.

About the employment

The employment is a temporary position, 9-11 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-10-02 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Stina Bergman Blix:  

Please submit your application by 25 May 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1758.

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Placement: Department of Sociology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position

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 2023/1758

Last application date: 2023-05-25

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