Research assistant needed for a gambling harm indicator project

The Centre of Research for Addictions, Control, and Governance (CEACG) is a research unit at the University of Helsinki Faculty of Social Sciences. The research conducted at the group focuses on multidisciplinary approaches related to the control and regulation of addictions, lifestyles and mental health. CEACG is now looking for a

Research assistant

for a fixed period between February 15th, 2021 and August 15th, 2021 if working full time OR if working part time (50 %), for a fixed period between February 15th, 2021 and February 15th, 2022. There is flexibility to the dates.

The research assistant will be involved in an international research project that develops and tests a tool assessing the harm potential of different gambling product categories at a population level. The aim is to identify how shifts in the provision of different game product categories may be used to reduce overall gambling harms. The project is funded by the Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies.

The tasks of the research assistant involve data collection, analysis using mainly statistical methods, and the reporting of results in collaboration with the principal investigator. The research assistant has a possibility to influence the tasks based on their own interests.

The work can be conducted remotely. The working hours are flexible based on the University guidelines.


The person selected for the position is expected to have good skills in social scientific statistical research methods, ability and flexibility to analyse different types of statistical data, and the ability to conduct work independently and to take initiative. Experience writing scientific text is appreciated.

In addition, we value interest and previous experience in assisting with research work. We also appreciate if you have an interest in topics related to gambling and addictions. The research assistant should have an excellent command of English. A good command of French, Finnish and Swedish is also considered an advantage.

The selected person must be a master’s level student in social sciences or a related field. Applications from students at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki are particularly welcome.


The salary is approximately 2,200 euros a month if working full time.

How to apply

Send your application in Finnish or in English via email to Virve Marionneau, by Sunday January 31st, 2021. Name our application using Last name + research assistant

Send as attachment to the email one PDF file including

    • A short motivation letter
    • Your CV

Other attachments, such as recommendations and work certificates are not necessary. Some of the applicants will be called for a video interview.
More information

You can ask for more information about the project from the principal investigator Virve Marionneau by email,