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OPEN POSITIONS Research assistant

The Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg has 125 employees and faculty conducting research within a broad range of areas, including labor, environmental, development, behavioral, and financial economics. More information about the department is available at www.economics.gu.se.

Job assignments

One appointment for 100% time as a research assistant to Professor Randi Hjalmarsson. The primary task of the research assistant will be to input and code data from archival records from 19th century London, the purpose of which is to study the effect of the introduction of the first police force in the world, the Metropolitan Police, on crime. Most of this data set creation will be done manually in Excel, but the research assistant will also work in Stata to further code, clean, and analyze the data. The research assistant will also be expected to work on data related coding and cleaning for other research projects, including a large data set of cases in the Virginia Court system aimed at studying racial biases. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals considering obtaining a PhD in economics to gain data skills and an overview of the research process.


The successful applicant must hold a master’s degree in economics, and be fluent in English. (Given that much of the task is to transcribe hand-written English historical documents and American data, preference will be given to candidates with very good knowledge in English.) Previous experience as a research assistant and knowledge of Stata is advantageous. Personal suitability will also be considered.


This is a fixed-term 100 % employment for 7 months, location: Department of Economics, Gothenburg. First day of employment: February 1, 2018 .

For further information regarding the position

For further information please contact Professor Randi Hjalmarsson, +46 31 786 1248 randi.hjalmarsson@economics.gu.se


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How to apply

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 2017-12-27. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


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