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. Courses offered include undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as a Ph. D. programme. Fomor re information, visit

For the department and for the projects "Nordic experiences of mediation: exploring the role of mandates in mediation processes” och "Mediation in nonviolent uprisings", we are now looking for a research assistant to work during the period 14 September 2020 to 12 mars 2021 (with a possibility of an extension).

Work tasks: The most important task of the research assistant in these projects, is to collect data on the presence of third-party mediation in non-violent protests, and to assist in the writing of a book manuscript on Nordic mediation in armed conflicts. The research assistant will need to get involved in ongoing research and do smaller compilations of the state of knowledge, as well as do descriptive data analysis. The research assistant will also comment on texts produced during the project.


  • Bachelor's degree in peace and conflict studies (or equivalent)
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English
  • Skills in Excel, STATA or R (or equivalent)
  • Administrative experience.

Desirably / meritorious:

  • Master's degree in peace and conflict studies (or equivalent)
  • Previous experiences as a research assistant and/or of data collection
  • Since some texts in the project will be written in Swedish, knowledge of written Swedish is a merit
  • Emphasis will also be placed on personal suitability.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 14 September 2020, or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending 12 mars 2021 (6 months), with possible extension.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Isak Svensson;

Please submit your application by 24 August 2020, UFV-PA 2020/2596.

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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%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/2596

Last application date: 2020-08-24

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