20.04.2022

Vacancies: Research assistants

The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere Programme (GEDB) is hiring research assistants with a Bachelor’s, or Master’s Degree to help us advance a range of new research initiatives. Deadline for application is 15 June 2022.

News

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

Tasks and Qualifications

We are currently looking for several research assistants with a Bachelor’s, or Master’s Degree to help us advance a range of new research initiatives. The work will be distributed across the various research activities of GEDB, focusing on finance and global health in the context of global environmental change. Therefore applicants should be prepared to combine multiple tasks of possibly varying nature. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical skills (if you have quantitative skills, (like R programming, it is a bonus but not a must). Documented experiences in finance, global health, or epidemiology will be particularly valued, but are not essential.

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 summarise important work related to the specific topic in focus. The assistants may also be required to help organise, and participate in, international workshops. Assistants can expect to often be part of the full research process, and as such the RA positions within GEDB should be seen as an excellent opportunity to gather research experience for candidates interested in an academic future.

Candidates must be EU residents to be eligible for the position.

Duration

100% for 12 months (with possible/likely extension), starting from as soon as possible (start date is negotiable).

Salary

According to agreement.

Application

Last application date is 2022-06-15, but send your application as soon as possible as we will be conducting interviews on a regular basis.

Applications should include:

CV

List of relevant publications (if you have) – do not send full papers as they will not be considered in the initial stage

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

Please note: Send your application as one file (pdf). Do not send any other documents as they will not be considered at the initial stage.

Applications should be e-mailed to Sofia-Kristin Kokinelis, at the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. sofia.kokinelis@beijer.kva.se