Uppsala University, Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences with approximately 100 employees from a dozen countries. Each year about 1,000 students participate in undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA) and PhD level courses. The research conducted at the department is mainly focused on labour economics, macroeconomics, political economics and public economics. Researchers at the department are frequently engaged as experts by the government and by the media, and interact with the society at large in a number of ways.

Uppsala Immigration Lab (UIL) is a part of the Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS) that hosts a broad and leading research environment in empirical labor economics at the Department of Economics. We study central social issues linked to migration, integration and urban development. Our research has a quantitative emphasis and uses rich data and state-of-the-art methods to create new knowledge. Our projects are run in collaboration with leading scholars in Sweden and abroad. 

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We are looking for up to two research assistants for a temporary position of one year to Uppsala Immigration Lab. As a research assistant, you work closely with the researchers and assist them in the research projects. The work covers everything from data collection and processing to assist the researchers who do advanced econometric analysis in research projects with extensive register-based data.

The applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree focused on quantitative analysis, for example in economics, political science, statistics or computer science. Very good knowledge of both Swedish and English is a requirement. You have a genuine interest in research as well as societal issues. The applicant must have experience of working with quantitative data. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities such as collaborative ability, initiative, flexibility and ability to independently analyze data.

Additional qualifications
Experience with programming, such as in Stata, R, Python or ArcGIS is valuable, as is work using register data and compilations of institutional conditions. A Master's degree or started Master's degree in economics, political science, statistics or computer science is a merit.

You apply for the job via Uppsala University's recruitment system. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and that it is received by the university no later than the last day for application. Attach only personal letter, CV and Bachelor, Master's or Master's thesis. Copies of grades and certificates are included in any interview. We evaluate applications continuously.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 september or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Olof Åslund, olof.aslund@nek.uu.se, phone +46 (0)18-4715102.

Please submit your application by 8 June 2023, UFV-PA 2023/2037.

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Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/2037
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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