Research assistant at Department of Peace and Conflict Research Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research Sweden

Research assistant


Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.


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. 70 persons are employed at the Department and at present some 300-400 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


For the department and the project "Causes of Peace", we are now looking for a Research assistant for a temporary employment between 1 September and 31 December 2018.



Research and administrative tasks in the "Causes of Peace" project: collection of data on violence and causes of peace in sub-Saharan Africa; compilation and initial analysis of collected information; preparatory work for field work; editing and formatting book and article manuscript.



  • Bachellor or Masters degree in Peace and Conflict Research, or related disciplines.

  • Good knowledge of Africa, and theories of peace and conflict.

  • Experience in data collection.

  • Good knowledge of English.

  • Good cooperation.

  • Good ability to work independently.


Desirable / meriting 

Knowledge about Zambia, Malawi and Botswana as well as experience in field work. Weight will be added to personal suitability.


Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.


Salary: Individually negotiated salary.


Starting date: 2018-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.


Type of position: Temporary position (100%), ending 2018-12-31.


For further information about the position please contact 
Kristine Höglund;


Please submit your application by 2 August 2018, UFV-PA 2018/2184.


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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research


Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months


Pay: Fixed salary


Number of positions: 1


Working hours: 100%


Town: Uppsala


County: Uppsala län


Country: Sweden


Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/2184


Last application date: 2018-08-02

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