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The research at Score is conducted by researchers, guest researchers, PhD students and research assistants. Anyone interested in working at Score in one of these roles should contact the director, deputy director or one of Score's directors of research.

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Researchers at Score have a PhD in business administration, social anthropology, sociology, political science or another related social science discipline. Researchers at Score are usually funded by external research means, often in combination with teaching at a subject department. They work either in one of Score's major research programmes or in smaller projects, and they may also be funded by projects that are carried out at another department or institution.

To be accepted as a researcher at Score requires an interest in the research that Score represents. Score's board decides whether a researcher should be accepted to Score.

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PhD students may have Score as their place of work, but they are always enrolled in the postgraduate programme in a related department. Thesis projects should be related to research being conducted at Score, and, as a rule, the supervisor is a researcher at Score.

PhD students at Score may receive funding for their postgraduate studies from their department. Thesis projects may also be funded externally through projects carried out by researchers at Score. In the latter case, it is common for the project leader to recruit PhD students and serve as their supervisor.

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Research assistants have a university degree from one of the disciplines represented at Score, and assist in research projects carried out by researchers at Score. The positions are temporary and typically refer to short-term assignments.

To work as a research assistant can be a way to qualify for postgraduate studies; however, these positions are applied for in competition with other applicants, and there must always be a financial plan in place for the entire postgraduate study period in order to be accepted.

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Guest researchers at Score are either invited guests or researchers who bring their own time-limited research project with them that they would like to carry out at Score. Their visits can last anything from a few days or weeks to an entire year. Some guests return regularly. You can apply to the director about spending time as a guest researcher at Score.

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The position as Score Fellow is a full time senior guest researcher employment, over a three month period. The holder of the Score Fellow in Public Organization shall have a research interest in organizations and processes of organization and organizing in the intersection between the public, private and civil society sectors.

As a Score Fellow you are expected to have an interest in Score’s research areas, such as the main research themes (the organization of markets, the organization of knowledge, the organization of democracy, legitimacy and power, and the organization of rule-setting and rule-following).

The holder of the position shall work with their own Score-related research and shall also actively contribute to the research environment at Score, through dialogues, active participation at seminars and other events at Score during the fellowship period.

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As an international partner to Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS) Score is happy to announce the following visiting fellowship for doctoral students.

It is open for Phd-students at Score as well as from all relevant disciplines at Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University. There might also be possibilities for Phd-students from other seats of learning to apply. Important information is also that BGHS have a broad view of both history and sociology, which means that this fellowship is open for students of as well accounting, management, social anthropology, economic history, and political science. 

For further information contact Staffan Furusten.

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