Research Assistant To Environment For Development

Göteborg University
May 24, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

School of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Gothenburg

With about 8000 students, 500 employees, more than 160 international partner universities, and the main areas are business administration, economics, and law, the School has a unique broadness. The School is also characterized by its close relationship between research and education, internationalization, overall embeddedness of sustainability, and its close engagement with business and society. The School is accredited by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA - "Triple Crown". For further information please see the School of Business, Economics and Law´s web page; School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg (

Environment for Development

The Environment for Development (EfD) is a unit at the School of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Gothenburg. EfD is a global network of environmental economics research centers primarily based in the Global South. The overall objective of EfD is to support poverty alleviation and sustainable development by building environmental economics' capacity for policy-making processes. EfD has centers hosted by academic institutions in Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. More information about EfD can be found on the EfD website: www.

You will work closely with the coordinator of EfD's collaborative programs and the EfD research manager, as well as with other researchers at the Global Hub, to support the management and development of the programs and to assist with research projects and grant applications.

Tasks include:
  • Support the management of EfD's research projects including following up on and documenting deliverables.
  • Support the management and administration of the collaborative programs:

  • Assist in the planning and reporting process.
  • Monitor, document, and follow up results from collaborative programs' external research projects and grant applications.
  • Support the organization of meetings and workshops.
  • Assist in the coordination of EfD's annual meeting.

  • Assist EfD's Global Hub researchers in data collection, analysis, and visualization, for research projects and grant applications.
  • Contribute to the timely and correct communication of research and policy engagement activities on the website, in social media, annual reports, and in other forums.
  • Qualifications


  • A Master's degree in Economics with a specialization in environment or development.
  • Demonstrable experience in project management, with a particular focus on administrative skills.
  • Good analytical skills, documented by written degree projects or publications in scientific journals.
  • Working knowledge of Stata or R.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Merits:

  • Advanced knowledge of Stata and/or R.
  • Familiarity with AI language models and their application in research settings.
  • Experience synthesizing scientific articles and governmental reports.
  • An active interest in and commitment to policy-relevant research, particularly in the field of environment and development.
  • Experience of working in an academic environment (e.g., as a research assistant), and/or institutions based in the Global South.
  • Ambition to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics.
  • Knowledge of languages other than English that are relevant to EfD (i.e., the languages used in EfD countries).
  • The ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural context is key for the position. The selected candidate should be able to work independently.


    The employment as a research assistant is a fixed-term position for 11 months with an extent of 100% of full-time, located at Environment for Development (EfD), the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The starting date is as soon as possible, or as agreed.

    Appointment procedure

    References will be contacted for final candidates.

    Contact information regarding the position

    Please contact:

    Alejandro Lopez Feldman, Collaborative Research Manager, [email protected]


    Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: https:// www. representatives


    In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application at the last date of application.

    Please attach the following in the application:

  • CV
  • Personal letter
  • Grades from higher education
  • Any other relevant documentation that supports your application
  • Three references (name and contact details)
  • Applications must be received by: 2024-05-24

    The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

    Salaries are set individually at the University.

    In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

    In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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