Researcher position in Economics

Updated: 8 months ago
Deadline: 14 Oct 2019

Published: 2019-09-30

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

Description: 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.

Work description: The successful applicant will conduct quantitative research within the research project "Political reactions to liberalization of family law”. The position is funded by Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS), a multidisciplinary research center covering Economics, Political Science, and Labor Law.

Required qualifications: To qualify for the position you must have a PhD degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree, in Economics or Political Science at the time of the start of the employment. The degree must have been obtained no more than one year prior to the application deadline. The one-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, work in labor unions, etc.

Experience in analyzing quantitative data is a requirement. Experience in qualitative comparative analysis is an advantage.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individual salary  

Starting date: 01-11-2019 or as otherwise agreed

Type of employment: A one-year temporary position

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Oskar Nordström Skans, +46-18-4715126.

Please submit your application by 14 October 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2272.

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Placement: Department of Economics

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

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2272

Last application date: 2019-10-14

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