Research Assistant in Peace and Conflict Research
Uppsala University Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Research Assistant in Peace and Conflict Research

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 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. 80 persons are employed at the Department and at present some 300-400 students are enrolled every academic year. For more information, visit

The Department and the EU-Project Rethink (project leader Jonathan Hall) in collaboration with the VR-Project the Moral Psychology of Grievances (project leader Magnus Öberg) is now looking to hire a research assistant for three months.

Work assignments: The research assistant shall, based on original historical source materials, study political mass communication in inter-war Germany from a moral psychology perspective, and classify messages by political parties based on Moral Foundations Theory (MFT). Together with the project leader the research assistant shall also author a report describing the results. The role may also entail other administrative tasks.


Applicants must have:

  • A bachelor degree in Peace and Conflict studies, or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of political violence and theories of peace and conflict
  • Independent analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of Moral Foundations Theory (MFT)
  • Previous experience of similar data collection work

The applicant must also be very good in English (both in speech and writing), as well as fluent in German.

Desirable/Merit: Master degree in Peace and Conflict studies. Knowledge of parties and politics in inter-war Germany.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 8 June 2020, or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position, 3 months.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Magnus Öberg,

Please submit your application 6 April 2020, UFV-PA 2020/882.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University´s recruitment system.

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%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Saco-rådet
Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/882

Last application date: 2020-04-06

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