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Senior researcher at FBA

January 11, 2022

Be involved and contribute to international peace, security and development at Folke Bernadotte Academy.

Photo: Fernanda Fierro / Unsplash

Job description

As a senior researcher, you play a central role in the FBA’s mission to promote and conduct research aimed at the effective implementation of international peace efforts. You work with two areas of activity: own basic research (50 percent of working hours) and activities that aim to promote research and research application (50 percent of working hours).

You are the scientific engine of the research, development and evidence program. You conduct empirical, context-based basic research of direct relevance to FBA’s areas of expertise, preferably based on fieldwork in conflict or post-conflict countries. You publish your research results in internationally reviewed journals and book series. Through your research, you also contribute to the FBA’s thematic development. The research is funded as a basic principle by FBA’s administrative grants. FBA can also be a fund manager for externally funded research projects, however, it is then required that the research is judged to be of direct relevance to FBA’s areas of expertise.

An essential part of the activities that the program for research, development and evidence conducts consists of knowledge transfer and the promotion of dialogue between researchers, decision-makers and practitioners in the field of peace, security and development. As a senior researcher, you have a leading role in this work and your tasks therefore also include national and international seminar activities as well as other activities that can contribute to making research results visible and available.

You fulfil an advisory function within FBA in the work of promoting an evidence-based approach. Your duties also include assessing research applications, working with FBA’s own publications and representing the program for research, development and evidence internally and externally. You are a skilled relationship builder who establishes and develops both national and international research networks. You collaborate closely and unpretentiously with your colleagues on the research, development and evidence program. Under the direction of the head of research, you work independently in all areas of activity and guide your administrative colleagues in the research-promoting work. Many tasks have an international dimension, which can involve daily international contacts.

Note that proficiency in Swedish is required.

Learn more about qualifications, key experience and how to apply at the Folke Bernadotte Academy’s website.


16 January 2022