Research Assistant in Economics

Uppsala University


February 28, 2022


Research Assistant in Economics

Published: 2022-01-13

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. Please visit our website for more information.

Job Description: The research assistant will work closely with us on a project studying the careers of scientists. The position is temporary for 6 months, with the possibility to get extended. It is intended to be part-time with a workload of about 1-2 days per week.

Typical tasks include preparing and analyzing data, assisting with literature reviews and gathering background information, and collecting data using webscrapers.

Requirements: The ideal candidate should have a university level education (or be enrolled) in a quantitative subject (economics, statistics, applied math, etc.). You will also need basic programming skills in a high-level language (e.g. Python or Julia), as well as experience in using databases (e.g. SQL) and data analysis. In case you do not have all the required skills, but are keen to learn them, you are welcome to apply. Good knowledge of English is a requirement.

Additional qualifications: Candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking for more exposure to economics are encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please submit a CV, a transcript (unofficial is sufficient) and a short cover letter. The cover letter should describe: your motivation for applying, why you fit the position and your possible start date and time availability per week. In case you have a writing sample (e.g. a thesis, extended problem sets with original empirical analysis including code used), feel free to attach a copy. Only shortlisted candidates will be asked to participate in an interview.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 1st of February 2022 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position. 6 months (potential for longer upon agreement).

Scope of employment: 20-40 %, Part-time.

For further information about the position please contact: Christoph Hedtrich,

Please submit your application by February 28th, 2022. UFV-PA 2022/10. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Economics

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

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 20 - 40%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben ST/TCO Saco-rådet

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/10

Last application date: 2022-02-28

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