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 Department of Peace and Conflict Research is now looking for a research assistant for a joint position in the projects “The Politics of Protection” (project leader Lisa Hultman) and the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP-https://ucdp.uu.se/).

Tasks: Tasks with UCDP will include collecting and coding information about organized violence, and updating texts in the UCDP Encyclopedia. Other tasks may be added based on the needs of the UCDP.

Within the project "Politics of Protection" the RA will provide important support to the project, primarily through data collection, data management, data analysis, visualization of data, literature reviews, editing book- or article manuscripts and other research-related tasks. The position may also entail certain administrative tasks.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in peace and conflict studies
  • Good knowledge of theories on political violence and peace operations
  • Good knowledge of UCDP and its definitions
  • Proficiency in R
  • Documented experience of working with conflict data (coding/data management)
  • Documented ability to work independently
  • Very good English in speech and writing
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good ability to collaborate


  • Studies at advanced/master level in peace and conflict studies
  • Experience of similar tasks

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 8 June 2020, or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position (10 months).

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact: Lisa Hultman, lisa.hultman@pcr.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 20 April 2020, UFV-PA 2020/1231.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-06-08
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/1231
Union representative
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
Published 02.Apr.2020
Last application date 20.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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