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.

The Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) has recorded ongoing violent conflicts since the 1970s. The data provided is one of the most accurate and well-used data-sources on global armed conflicts and its definition of armed conflict is becoming a standard in how conflicts are systematically defined and studied.

For the department and for UCDP, we are now looking for a Research assistant for a 12 months employment, starting 1 February 2020.

Work assignments: The tasks consist of assisting the project management within the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), mainly with data management, including visualization. In addition, the employment will include coding of violent events from news articles and other sources in the UCDP's database as well as text writing to varying degrees.

Qualifications: Applicants must have:

  • Master degree in Peace and Conflict studies
  • Good knowledge of political violence and theories of peace and conflict
  • Independent analytical ability
  • Very good English in speech and writing
  • Good knowledge of UCDP and its definitions 
  • Previous experience of similar data collection work in the field of conflict
  • Experience in managing and working with completed conflict data, including data visualization

Desirable / Merit: Previous experience of working with, for example, Python or R.

Individual suitability will be strongly considered.

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.

Application: The application should contain a short personal letter, a CV, and copies of your degree/s as well as your grades.

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: Lotta Themnér, lotta.themner@pcr.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 22 January 2020, UFV-PA 2019/4442.

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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 2019/4442
Union representative
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
Published 02.Jan.2020
Last application date 22.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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