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Student Assistant, political science research project

Job brief: We are currently looking for a part-time student assistant to help us in a research project on Russia at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. The research team consists of professor MSO Jacob Gerner Hariri and PhD fellows Benjamin Egerod and Anders Woller. The project hopes to shed light on the strategies used by political regimes when faced with local regime discontent.
In order to be considered for the position, you must be enrolled and active as a student at university level.  

The responsibilities of the student assistant will primarily be in the stage of data collection, including:  
  • Preparation of lists of politically active organizations in Russia  
  • Generating a list of search terms and identification of political sense through social media behavior  
  • Conduct web searches for relevant pages at fixed intervals      
We are looking for a student assistant, preferably with a background in political science, economics, data science, or a similar field. You have a positive attitude working with numbers as well as web searches and simple programming. You are interested in Russia and, possibly Russian language.

Terms and conditions  
Appointment and salary will be according to the current agreement between the Ministry of Finance and HK, and is positioned as a student-HK. The minimum wage is DKK 119,32. Your salary will be based on seniority.
The average workload will be about 5 hours/week for about 8 months, with the possibility of 1-2 months of extension. Flexible hours in the exam period. Start November 1, or as agreed. Application deadline October 24.
If you have any questions in relation to the positions, you are welcome to contact professor MSO Jacob Gerner Hariri (  
Deadline for applications is October 24 and interviews will be held the following days. Start date is November 1st.
Upload your application, with a brief description of yourself, CV and diplomas, online via the website Jobportalen (click the link “Apply online” below.  

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Jacob Gerner Hariri


Application deadline: 24-10-2017
Employment start: 01-11-2017
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: Institut for Statskundskab

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