Application GEDB-2018/2

The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere is a research programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The Programme addresses the economic dynamics of global change and its implications for a sustainable future, and is funded by the Erling-Persson Family Foundation.

More information about the programme:

We are currently looking for 1-2 research assistants with a Bachelor’s, or Master’s Degree to help us advance a range of new research initiatives.

A background in sustainability science with a demonstrated interest in resource economics, financial markets, and value chain analysis (or any combination of these) is preferable but not an absolute necessity.

The work will be distributed across several projects with slightly different focus so applicants should be prepared to combine multiple tasks of possibly varying nature. In our selection of candidates, we will also place strong emphasis on quantitative and analytical skills. Examples of quantitative skills include statistical analysis and database construction and management. This includes both familiarity with statistical software (primarily R, but other coding languages also useful), and (some) capacity to match choice of statistical analysis with research questions.

We also welcome candidates with demonstrated proficiency in modelling, (mathematical and other types), GIS, and handling of large datasets. We expect you to write, and speak fluently in English and to be able to provide a sample of your research related work to date, upon request.


The assistants will work closely with our team of interdisciplinary researchers to compile literature (scientific and “grey” literature), identify, amass, and analyse relevant data and summarize important work related to the specific topic in focus. The assistants may also be required to help organize, and participate in, international workshops.


100% for 6 months (with possible extension), starting from April 1st 2019 (but start date is negotiable)


According to agreement.


Last application date: 2019-02-05

Position starts April 1st 2019 or earlier/later upon agreement. Applications should include:

  • CV
  • Any relevant publications (if you have)
  • A description of your skills and experience as they relate to those called for in the job description
  • Contact details to at least two references

Applications should be e-mailed to Sofia Kokinelis, at the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.  

PLEASE NOTE: Send your application as ONE file (preferably pdf) and do not send any other documents as these will not be considered at the initial stage.

Send your application as soon as possible as we will be conducting interviews on a regular basis.

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