Research Assistant in Peace and Conflict Research

Uppsala University Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Research assistant, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Published: 2021-04-01

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 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. 80 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

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research and the project "What are they fighting for? Conflict issues and the resolution of civil war" (project leader: Johan Brosché) are looking for two Research Assistants for a time-limited employment of 7 months (fulltime/100%). 


  • Collection and analysis of quantitative data
  • Review of secondary literature    
  • Writing, editing, and formatting research texts
  • Preparation of drafts of research articles


  • Bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Research or equivalent topic
  • Good knowledge of scientific methods
  • Experience of quantitative data collection
  • Ability to independently analyze data and to develop scientific texts on a scientific basis
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a group setting
  • Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability


  • Master's degree in Peace and Conflict Research or equivalent topic (or ongoing degree to be finished before the start of the employment)
  • Previous practical experience in quantitative data collection projects of a similar nature
  • Good knowledge of relevant languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic or other deemed relevant

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 7 June 2021, or as otherwise agreed.

Number of employments: Two.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending 7 January 2022 (7 months).

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position, please contact: Johan Brosché,

Please submit your application by 30 April 2021, UFV-PA 2021/612.

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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 2

Working hours: 200

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/612

Last application date: 2021-04-30

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