Uppsala University, Department of Economics

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The research assistant will work closely with us on a project studying the careers of scientists. The position is temporary for 2,5 months. 

Typical tasks include preparing and analyzing data, assisting with literature reviews and gathering background information, and collecting data using webscrapers/ link databases on researchers with a fuzzy linking algorithm.

The ideal candidate should have a university level education (or be enrolled) in economics and have experience with automated linking of records across large databases. You will also need programming skills in Python, as well as experience in using databases (e.g. SQL) and data analysis. Good knowledge of English is a requirement.

To apply
Please submit a CV, a transcript (unofficial is sufficient) and a short cover letter. We would prefer to receive your application in English. The cover letter should describe: your motivation for applying, why you fit the position and your possible start date and time availability per week. In case you have a writing sample (e.g. a thesis, extended problem sets with original empirical analysis including code used), feel free to attach a copy.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 2,5 months. Scope of employment 80 %. Starting date 15 August. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Christoph Hedtrich, christoph.hedtrich@nek.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 8 June 2023, UFV-PA 2023/2027.

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Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment August 15th
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 80%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/2027
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 24.May.2023
Last application date 08.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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