Opportunities

Research assistant at Stockholm Resilience Centre

May 24, 2022

Stockholm Resilience Centre is looking for research assistants.

Program description

One of SRC’s growing research areas is about how our food system can become more sustainable and just. Beginning in 2022, we are now developing a small research program that aims to deliver knowledge on how both the Swedish and the global food system can be transformed into a system that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, and resilient, while also delivering healthy food. The focus will be on identifying important connections between people, planet and the food system, leverage points in the food system, and key actors who can unleash transformative potential. We will work with justice and gastronomy as two overarching themes to draw attention to how the transformation of the food system can take place in a way that benefits everyone, whilst helping us find new creative, attractive and innovative solutions for landscape management. We are now looking for more research assistants who can help us realize this ambitious research agenda.

Main responsibilities

The tasks will vary depending on specific studies and projects. It could involve compiling existing literature and knowledge that concerns various aspects of the food system in Sweden and internationally. It may also include simpler analysis of policy documents, or assisting researchers to model different components of the food system to map interactions across different scales (from local to global). It could also include collecting input data and building up databases for analysis within different parts of the program.

The employment refers to full-time 100 % for six months, with the possibility of extension after evaluation. Start date by agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace that is free from discrimination and provides equal opportunities for all.

Deadline

31 May 2022.

About Stockholm Resilience Centre

The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) is a leading international centre in sustainability science for biosphere stewardship, at the Stockholm University, that works with interdisciplinary research, teaching and collaboration on resilience and sustainable development. SRC is a young and dynamic organization with many international collaborations. In total, SRC has about 135 members of staff.