Research assistant, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
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The Department of Peace and Conflict Research was founded in 1971 with the purpose of conducting research and offering education within the field of peace and conflict studies. The department today is a young, dynamic, and international work place with approximately 80 employees and 300-400 students from all over the world. More information about the department can be found at www.pcr.uu.se .
The department and the project “Expanding the Geocoded Peacekeeping Operations (Geo-PKO) Dataset” is now looking for a research assistant, for a 6 months full-time employment, starting in January 2020.
Tasks: The research assistant will work within the project “Expanding the Geocoded Peacekeeping Operations (Geo-PKO) Dataset”, with project leader Lisa Hultman.
The primary task is to go through maps to code the coordinates of the deployment of UN peacekeepers. Other tasks include analyzing the collected data, including presenting descriptive statistics and generating maps, as well as writing a policy brief. The position may come with additional administrative and analytical tasks within the project.
- Bachelor’s degree in peace and conflict studies.
- Good skills in statistics and statistics software, including R.
- Documented analytical skills.
- Excellent proficiency in English.
- Good ability to work both in a group and independently.
Additional merits: Master’s degree in peace and conflict studies as well as previous experience from similar research tasks.
Application: Welcome to submit your application, containing your CV and a short personal letter (max 1 page) that describes your skills and why you are suitable for the position.
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Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 1 January 2020, or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position, 6 months.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Lisa Hultman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 20 December 2019, UFV-PA 2019/4396.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Seko Universitetsklubben firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/4396
Last application date: 2019-12-20
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