Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
UC Research Initiatives Intern (4919)
University of California Office of the President
Requisition Number: 20200071
Appointment Type: Staff - Casual Restricted
Personnel Program: PSS-Uncovered
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Percentage of Time: 100%
Organizational Area: Academic Affairs: Research & Innovation - Research Grants Program Office (RGPO)
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: $25 an hour
Position Summary: Interested in learning how research funding works while gaining valuable research grant portfolio evaluation skills and helping optimize UC's future research investments? The Research Grants Program Office (RGPO), in the UC Office of the President, is seeking a summer intern with an interest in the UC research enterprise and a particular interest in research and funding portfolio evaluation, data analysis and visualization, grant-making or other areas of research support. Specific projects will include gathering and analyzing data from nearly $1 billion of grants into portfolio-wide syntheses and impact assessments; communication of outcomes metrics in a compelling manner to decision-makers and the public; support for peer review grant evaluations; and other time-limited projects. This position is open to applicants with expertise in any topic or discipline. Interns will have access to UCOP seminars and intern-focused brown bag meetings.
RGPO administers research programs on behalf of the University of California, the world's leading public university system. We oversee a broad grantmaking portfolio of over $100 million a year to support research that is critical to California in all areas of scholarship. Our funding programs enhance UC's research capacity and excellence; help attract top faculty, students, government funding and companies to our state; and seek solutions to challenging problems. For more information, please visit https://www.ucop.edu/research-grants-program/
Summer Internship ?Masters level, or Ph.D. student in any discipline relevant to the evaluation activities.
Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position.
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position.
Job Close Date: $CloseDate
Contribute to RGPO evaluation activities, including the collection and synthesis of both office-wide and grant-specific evaluation metrics and outcomes in the following areas: Gather and synthesize evaluation metrics for analysis of grant portfolios.
Identification and development of research success stories for dissemination.
Gather and synthesize relevant literature or background information to supplement analysis and inform program planning.
Contribute to integration, drafting, and final presentation of metrics and analysis, including both text and data visualization; and other projects.
Support Communication and Outreach Efforts: Develop content, including graphics, visualizations, and text, for communication materials.
Support RGPO grant-making activities such as peer review and grants management and related data analysis; and other tasks as assigned.
Other duties and projects consistent with a summer internship program.
Summer Internship - Masters level, or Ph.D. student in any discipline relevant to the evaluation activities.
Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from a 4-year degree program and be currently enrolled in an advanced degree program in any field relevant to the UC internship opportunity. Training or prior experience at least one of the desired areas (program evaluation, data management and analysis, communications and dissemination, or grant-making or philanthropy) strongly preferred.
Other skills and training:
Excellent analytical and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and diplomacy to interact positively and effectively with team members and other individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives.
Ability to use statistical software programs, the Microsoft office suite (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software) commensurate with level. Experience in programming with languages such as Python is preferred.
Ability to communicate, both orally and in written materials, in a logical manner and sequence.
Problem solving skills to identify existing or potential issues, recommend solutions and determine and implement procedures to accomplish effective resolution and evaluation results or progress.
Analytical skills to think through situations, gather information, synthesize information from diverse sources and reach logical conclusions.
Organizational skills including the ability to coordinate and prioritize a diverse workload and meet competing deadlines despite frequent interruptions.
Excellent attention to detail as demonstrated by regularly verifying all work thoroughly to ensure accuracy.
Training or prior work experience, commensurate with level, with qualitative or quantitative data analysis (preferred).
Prior experience with data management, synthesis and analysis commensurate with level (preferred).
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