Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

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. 90 persons are employed at the Department and approximately 1000 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 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.

The department and UCDP are now looking for a research assistant, for a full-time position for 4 months, starting September 2, 2024.

The most significant task will be to collect and code information on organized violence, mainly in Ukraine. Specifically related to Ukraine, this means finding and critically reviewing new sources, going through large amounts of material and assessing it against UCDP's definitions and criteria and, finally, extracting relevant information and entering it into UCDP's coding system, where it will also be geocoded, i.e. get geographic coordinates according to a predetermined system. Another task will be to update texts in the program's encyclopedia. Other tasks may be added based on the needs of the program.


Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in peace and conflict studies
  • Good knowledge of political violence and theories of peace and conflict
  • Very good knowledge of UCDP and its definitions
  • Documented experience of working with conflict data (coding/data management)
  • Documented good knowledge of the war in Ukraine
  • Previous experience with geocoding
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)
  • Documented ability to work independently
  • Good cooperation skills.

Additional qualifications

  • Master's degree in peace and conflict studies.

Weight will be given to personal suitability.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position (4 months). Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2 September 2024, or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Lotta Themnér, lotta.themner@pcr.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 10 June 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1883.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Employment expires 2024-12-31
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-09-02
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2024/1883
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 24.May.2024
Last application date 10.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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