Research Assistants in Economics

Uppsala University Department of Economics

Research assistants to Uppsala Immigration Lab and Urban Lab

Published: 2021-05-27

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 Economics is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences with approximately 100 employees from a dozen countries. Each year about 1,000 students participate in undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA) and PhD level courses. The research conducted at the department is mainly focused on labour economics, macroeconomics, political economics and public economics. Researchers at the department are frequently engaged as experts by the government and by the media, and interact with the society at large in a number of ways.

Uppsala Immigration Lab (UIL) is a part of the Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS) that hosts a broad and leading research environment in empirical labor economics at the Department of Economics. Urban Lab is joint research initiative between the Institute for Housing and Urban Research and the Department of Economics.

Uppsala Immigration Lab and Urban Lab aim to further strengthen the activities through collaborations within academia and with the surrounding society. We study central social issues linked to migration, integration and urban development. Our research has a quantitative emphasis and uses rich data and state-of-the-art methods to create new knowledge. Our projects are run in collaboration with leading scholars in Sweden and abroad. 

Duties: We are looking for up to three research assistants for a temporary position of one year to Uppsala Immigration Lab and Urban Lab. As a research assistant, you work closely with the researchers and assist them in the research projects. The work covers everything from data collection and processing to assist the researchers who do advanced econometric analysis in research projects with large register-based data.

Requirements: The applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree that is focused on quantitative analysis, for example in economics, political science or computer science. Very good knowledge of both Swedish and English is a requirement. You have a genuine interest in research as well as societal issues. The applicant must have experience of working with quantitative data materials based on registers and compilations of institutional conditions. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities such as collaborative ability, initiative, flexibility and ability to independently analyse data.

Additional qualifications: Experience with programming, such as in Stata, R, Python or ArcGIS is valuable. A Master's degree or started Master's degree in economics, political science or computer science is a merit.

You apply for the job via Uppsala University's recruitment system. The applicant are responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and that it is received by the university no later than the last day for application. Attach only personal letter, CV and Bachelor, Master's or Master's thesis. Copies of grades and certificates are included in any interview. We evaluate applications continuously.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-09-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position 12 months.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Olof Åslund,, phone +46 (0)18-4715102.

Please submit your application by 24 June 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2119.

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Placement: Department of Economics

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

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 3

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2119

Last application date: 2021-06-24

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