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Researcher to the project in "Sociala relationer i nätverkssamhället"

Published: : 2017-09-28

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

The employment is during 12 months.

The Department of Informatics and Media has a broad research profile, focusing on current research topics and societal challenges, among other, information systems, human computer interaction, and media and communication. The Department of Informatics and Media offers Bachelor and Master programs and courses within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The department turnover is approx. 60 million SEK. The department has 60 employees.

Duties: The researcher will be working in the project Social relationships in the network society, financed by FORTE, and in SIRG, Stockholm Internet Research Group. Three main areas are in focus: 1) the relationship between online/offline in social relationships 2) varying opportunities and responsibilities for men and women concerning managing family ties using communication technology 3) the limitations and opportunities for social relationships that digital technology affords. The project aims to understand how individuals of varying age and technological proficiency maintain close social ties drawing on the internet and other digital technology and how users/non-users experience the relation between digital tech and interaction with others.

Requirements: The holder of a position as a researcher must have a PhD degree or equivalent. Good written and oral proficiency in English is required.

Additional qualifications: In selection among qualified applicants, particular emphasis will be placed on research skills. When assessing academic qualifications special experience of the topic will be assessed. Previous experience in working with qualitative analysis of interview data and/or quantitative analysis of survey data is an advantage. The applicant’s ability to fit well with the work group is an advantage. The ideal candidate is academically motivated and can work both independently and in a group.

Candidates should come from the social sciences or other closely related subjects.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality, and life experience.

How to apply: The application shall contain 1) one letter (maximum 1 page) describing yourself, your research interests, why you want the position and why you are an appropriate candidate 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) degree certificate 4) two selected publications of relevance for the position and 5) name and contact information to at least two references (e-mail address and phone number). The application can be submitted in Swedish or English.

For further information about the position please contact Lina Eklund,

More information about the project can be found at:

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 26 October 2017, UFV-PA 2017/3038.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Informatics and Media

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

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3038

Last application date: 2017-10-20

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