Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research was established in 1971 to conduct peace  research and offer Courses in peace and conflict studies. Currently approx. 80 persons are employed at the Department and at present some 300-400 students are enrolled every academic year. Courses offered include undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as a Ph. D. programme. For more information, visit http://www.pcr.uu.se.

To the department and the project "Who keeps the peace and why does it matter? Mission composition and peacekeeping effectiveness" (project leader: Chiara Ruffa), we are now looking for a Research Assistant for a fulltime 12 months employment, starting in February 2020.


  • Qualitative data collection, interview transcription, qualitative data coding
  • Review of secondary literature    
  • Analysis of aggregated information
  • Preparation of literature reviews
  • Editing and formatting of book and article manuscript
  • Prepare draft of scientific texts


  • Bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Research, International Relations or related disciplines.
  • Good knowledge of peacekeeping activities, state military organizations, civil-military relations and related theories
  • Experience of qualitative data collection
  • Ability to independently analyze data and to develop scientific texts on a scientific basis
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability, good collaborative ability, as well as accuracy
  • Ability to work independently.


  • Master's degree in peace and conflict research, or related disciplines
  • Previous practical experience in working in peacekeeping activities and/or humanitarian rescue/ Search and Rescue operations at sea.
  • Languages other than English, especially the languages spoken in peacekeeping missions and in Search and Rescue operations, such as French, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Greek, Swedish and Dutch
  • Good knowledge and interest about migration

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 all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 1 February 2020, or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending 31 January 2021 (12 months).

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Chiara Ruffa, chiara.ruffa@pcr.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 22 January 2020, UFV-PA 2019/4259.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-02-01
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/4259
Union representative
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
Published 18.Dec.2019
Last application date 22.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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