Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Associate (7398U) - 6066
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 4, 2020
The Goldman School of Public Policy is a graduate school that prepares students for careers in public leadership.
The majority of the students at GSPP are enrolled in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program, which emphasizes the applied and quantitative dimensions of policy making. The MPP may also be earned concurrently with degrees from several other UC Berkeley schools: law, public health, engineering, social welfare, international and area studies and the Energy Resources Group. GSPP also offers a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program which focuses on policy management and leadership as well as a doctoral program for students interested in policy research. While the Goldman School does not offer a bachelors-level degree, the public policy minor is available to undergraduates enrolled at UC Berkeley.
Goldman School faculty represent the top researchers in their respective fields, which include economics, political science, law, social psychology and engineering. Their expertise ranges from education policy to racial profiling to clean energy. As teachers, they are dedicated to training tomorrow's policy leaders. As researchers, their work is shaping public policy today.
Manages relationships with government partners, including regular engagement and client management, troubleshooting issues, and being the main point of contact for those partners.
Conducts econometric analysis using STATA on administrative data sets and/or other incoming data. Is primarily responsible for cleaning data correctly, doing primary analysis, and presenting the results in various formats (tables/graphs etc).
Works with faculty PI to design and implement rigorous research designs, including - but not limited to - randomized control trials (RCTs), survey experiments, and behavioral interventions.
Supports authorship of academic papers, policy reports, and other publications by conducting literature reviews, editing or drafting text, preparing manuscripts for publication.
Seeks funding opportunities and prepares relevant grant proposals in concert with principal investigators.
Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated experience in quantitative analysis, including cleaning new data sets and presenting data in various formats.
Demonstrated experience managing client relationships, managing projects independently, meeting project timelines, and communicating with internal and external stakeholders in a productive and timely manner.
Ability to take initiative and manage projects with minimal supervision, including strong time management skills and ability to meet tight deadlines required.
Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, including exceptional writing skills required.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes required.
Ability to work both independently and as a team member required.
May have occasional evening or weekend duties for research project.
Undergraduate degree in public policy, economics, statistics, or a related field is required and/or equivalent experience/training.
Experience writing successful grant proposals preferred.
Experience working in the public sector or on public sector challenges preferred.
Experience working with large and complex datasets preferred.
Experience working on randomized controlled trials or behavioral economics projects preferred.
Two years of relevant post-baccalaureate professional experience preferred and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $60,800.00 - $88,500.00.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.