Uppsala University, Department of History of Science and Ideas

Research assistant, focus on language data curation and cleanup

The Department of History of Science and Ideas is a dynamic research environment with strong profiles in history of science, intellectual history and history of medicine. It is Sweden’s largest centre for study within this field and is internationally renowned for its research. There are currently over forty academics, researchers and visiting scholars attached to the Department, including 15 doctoral students. For more information visit: Department of History of Science and Ideas. 

The Department invites applications for research assistant position in an ongoing historical research project to support the computer-assisted methodology.

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Duties/Project description
The tasks are linked to ongoing externally funded projects in medical history and digital humanities and primarily include post-processing, data entry and data management linked to the construction of a database of historical texts. Part of the position may be devoted to annotation and digitization of historical source material.

Academic degree at least on a bachelor's level in a relevant field. Good language skills in Swedish and English are a prerequisite for employment. Good computer skills are required.

Additional qualifications
Language skills in German are an advantage. Interest in historical research and experience working with historical sources is an advantage. Experience in working with language data, proofreading and digitization is an advantage. Great emphasis will also be placed on the ability to work independently and personal suitability.

About the employment
The employment is a  temporary position, 5 months. Scope of employment 50 %. Starting date 01-10-2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Principal investigator Ylva Söderfeldt, tel +46 (0)18-471 1569, ylva.soderfeldt@idehist.uu.se; Head of Department Thomas Karlsohn, tel. +46 (0)18-471 7287, thomas.karlsohn@idehist.uu.se

Please submit your application by 20 February 2023, UFV-PA 2023/206.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2023-05-01
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 50%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/206
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 06.Feb.2023
Last application date 20.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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