Research Assistant

Updated: 19 days ago
Department of Political Science
Research Assistant
20 %

At the Department of Political Science , we are looking for a Research Assistant (20 %) for different SNSF-financed research projects that involve the collection and manipulation of historical and contemporary GIS data. The projects focus on questions of how environmental conditions and climate change affect the political organization of societies and public preferences.
Your responsibilities
  • Identify data sources covering climate and other types of geographical data
  • Prepare data for statistical analysis
  • Creation of maps

Your profile
  • Advanced studies (Bachelor or Master) in geography, political science, economics, statistics, or another relevant field with good or very good grades
  • Working knowledge of R or Python and QGIS or ArcGIS
  • Fluency in English or German
  • Reliability and flexibility
  • An interest in the interaction between geography, climate, and political behavior/preferences/organization

What we offer
  • Gain research experience and substantive knowledge at the intersection of geography and political science
  • Workspace at the Department of Political Science, subject to COVID-19 rules

Place of work
Start of employment
Please submit your application (cover letter, CV, transcript of records as one pdf and a paper/BA thesis) by 22. October 2021.
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