Vacancy: Research assistants


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.

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 (primarily quantitative but qualitative skills are also valued). Documented experience 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 summarize important work related to the specific topic in focus. The assistants may also be required to help organize, 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.


100% for 6 months (with possible/likely extension), starting from April/May 2021 (or as soon as possible; start date is negotiable)


According to agreement.


Last application date: 2021-03-31, but send your application as soon as possible as we will be conducting interviews on a regular basis until April.

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

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

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

Union representatives

At the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences – Sila Özguven (SACO), phone: 08-6739508 .