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2 Research Assistants in Peace and Conflict Research

Malmö University (MAU)

Sweden

We seek two research assistants to work within the project ‘The continuation of conflict-related violence in postwar cities: Mapping violence at the street level’ (Project leader Ivan Gusic and Emma Elfversson).

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General Info

Position: Research Assistant
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Oct 01, 2021
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Department of Global Political Studies
Malmö University (MAU)
Malmö,

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Qualification Details

Specific requirements for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree within peace and conflict studies or a related field
  • Documented familiarity with central theories and findings within peace and conflict research, e.g. through academic courses
  • Basic software skills, including familiarity with Excel
  • Excellent proficiency in English (reading, writing, speaking)
  • Attention to detail and exactness, analytical and problem-solving skills, and good interpersonal abilities

The following would be of benefit for the position:
Studies in peace and conflict at the Master level is highly meritorious, as is previous experience with data collection (coding), particularly conflict-related data. Proficiency in GIS analysis, and/or knowledge of software for statistical analysis such as R, is also a merited skill. Fluency in another major international language, such as Spanish, French or Arabic, is also meritorious. Personal qualifications such as being methodical, organized, driven, creative, and filled with initiative will also be factored in.

In addition to formal competence, University's employees must possess the personal capacities necessary to perform the duties of the position well and to represent the University in the best possible way. To be relevant for the position as Research Assistant, you must have the ability to work independently and in teams.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The work tasks primarily include collection of data, but may also entail routine administrative/project management tasks, workshop assistance, and miscellaneous writing tasks. The research assistants will report to the project leaders, and work closely with other research assistants and researchers within the project.

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Documents Required

The application must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of relevant degrees and certificates
  • A brief account on a maximum of one page, where you describe your experience, background and competence related to the applied position that makes you the most suitable candidate
  • Relevant samples of writing (e.g. course paper, thesis, article draft) in your application (maximum two samples).
  • A list of 1-2 people who may be contacted as referees (you do not need to include reference letters)

About the Project

The project started up in January 2020 with funding from the Swedish Research Council and will run through 2024. The project will establish a comprehensive dataset on conflict-related violence in postwar cities where events are disaggregated at the street level. This novel data will be used to analyze where within postwar cities violence tends to cluster, and together with in-depth analysis of selected cases assess theoretical explanations for the variation in conflict-related violence within and across postwar cities. Read more about the project here.

About the Department

The Department of Global Political Studies is a multidisciplinary research and educational environment with Bachelor programs in European Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Diversity Studies, International Relations, Human Rights, and Political Science. There are two Masters programs – in IMER and Global Politics – as well as two Ph.D. programs in the same subjects. The Department’s educational programs and research focus on global processes of change and their impact on societies and individuals. Our research environment also includes the research institute MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare) and the research platforms RUCARR (Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research) and REDEM (Rethinking Democracy).  Read more about the Department of Global Political Science here.

About the Employer: Malmö University (MAU)

Note or Other details

This is a temporary full-time position for 12 months or a temporary part-time position on 50 % over 24 months, according to agreement.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterised by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies individual salary setting.

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Contact details

Ivan Gusic, Ph.D., Project leader, 0702849855, ivan.gusic@mau.se

Peter Hallberg, Unit Manager, peter.hallberg@mau.se

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You can read more about the benefits of working in Sweden here: https://sweden.se/work-business/working-in-sweden/why-work-in-sweden

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