1-2 researchers/analysts, 2-year contract (PA2022/1990)

Lunds universitet, Ekonomihögskolan,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is accredited by the three largest and most influential accreditation institutes for business schools: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only just over 100 business schools in the world have achieved this prestigious Triple Crown accreditation.

The department of Economic History, Lund is announcing one-two full-time positions for researchers/analysts for a period of two years. Part-time positions may also be considered.

Subject area

The work is positioned in the interface between economic history, international relations, political science and research policy.

Job description

The researcher(s)/analyst(s) will be working with a three-year project on the global enterprise of science and geopolitics. The project, led by Sylvia Schwaag Serger, studies the development of international scientific cooperation against the backdrop of changes in the international rules-based global order, converging (or diverging?) global research ethics and norms, and increasingly urgent global societal challenges which require international coordination and cooperation within research, development and regulation. Aside from scientific papers, we intend to develop educational offerings for students, researchers, public sector and industry. The researcher(s)/analyst(s) will be involved in developing and carrying out innovative, excellent and policy-relevant research and analysis of interest to foreign, economic, research and innovation policies. This is an excellent opportunity for working with policy relevant research on a topic of high importance for academia, industry and public sector in an internationally leading academic environment.  


We are looking for an excellent analyst with research and communication abilities who can make valuable written contributions (papers, analyses, policy briefs) on the above-mentioned topics.

Eligibility requirements:

  • University degree (PhD or equivalent) in a relevant field
  • Very good expertise in research design, methods and implementation
  • Track record of conducting research-based analysis and with synthesizing existing research and state-of-the-art knowledge for decision-makers and practitioners
  • Ability and willingness to work proactively and flexibly with several projects simultaneously, in a team-based, fast-paced environment
  • Ability and interest to quickly immerse themselves in new contexts (topic, ways of working, networks)
  • Very good ability to work with people from different backgrounds

The following are highly desirable:

  • Experience from working in relevant policy contexts (eg ministry, agency, international/national/regional organization, industry or institute/think tank)
  • Previous experience of having authored well-written analyses, policy briefs or equivalent outputs targeting decision-makers and practitioners
  • Experience of handling externally financed projects, contract writing and financial responsibility and accounting, as well as applying for external financing
  • International work experience
  • Knowledge research systems in different regions (eg Asia, Europe, Latin America)
  • Fluency in other languages than English (eg Chinese)
  • Ability to design and carry out bibliometric and quantitative text analyses
  • Ability to work as a team player


The position is for a 24-month period with placement at the Department of Economic History. The employment is full time but part-time options are also possible. Starting date: as soon as possible but at the latest early 2023.


The application should consist of:

1.    Cover letter
2.    CV and list of selected publications and other relevant accomplishments 
3.    One selected piece of writing (eg working paper or publication, as link or PDF)
4.    Degree certificates, etc.

The applicant is encouraged to name a maximum of two persons who can give recommendations, but we do not consider recommendation letters with the application

Also please provide your preferences regarding the type of employment (between 50 and 100%).

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible upon agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/1990
  • Sylvia Schwaag Serger, +46705858385
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 08.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-08-08 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Economic History, Lund University School of Economics and Management

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 8th, 2022