Staff Research Associate 1 (9613C) 20739
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 22, 2021
Risk-Resilience Research (RRR) is a fun, dynamic, interdisciplinary team of students, staff, and scholars at the University of California, Berkeley. Our mission is to improve justice, safety, and well-being for people and communities at risk, through policy-relevant research. The RRR lab is directed by Professor Jennifer Skeem, a psychologist affiliated with the School of Social Welfare and Goldman School of Public Policy. For more about us and our work, please see: http://risk-resilience.berkeley.edu/
We are looking for a Staff Research Associate 1 (SRA1) to join our team. The SRA1 will mainly help work on innovative studies, including the PRISM Project. The position will be based between Berkeley (the lab at UC Berkeley) and Napa (the PRISM research site).
The SRA1 will assist in conducting research and administrative tasks in research projects. This will include assessing the implementation of an intervention that targets a unit's specific risk factors in Napa State Hospital; and testing its effectiveness in reducing violence and improving morale. Other projects include interviewing probationers to understand their experiences, around the time criminal justice fees were lifted and analyzing administrative datasets to test impacts on financial health and recidivism.
- Under supervision of PI/Director, coordinate data collection. Ensure data collection protocols are followed and study goals are met efficiently. This includes coordinating interviewing schedules, obtaining weekly progress reports, maintaining tracking databases, and checking submitted work to ensure data are high quality and workload milestones are met.
- Under supervision of PI/Director, coordinate leadership meetings and liaise with personnel at the study site(s). Communicate with all parties as needed to synchronize efforts.
- Under supervision,collect data. This includes recruiting participants, conducting interviews, and scoring assessments that require professional judgment (training is provided), also includes accessing administrative data/records.
- Clinical and/or research interviewing experience.
- Working knowledge of behavioral health problems and/or services.
- Project coordination experience, including adherence to project timelines and liaising with partners.
- Demonstrated research skills (e.g., conducting surveys or interviews, analyzing data, summarizing findings).
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with community partners, stakeholders, academics, and students.
- Verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize and present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
- Access to reliable transportation.
- Availability during business hours; with flexibility to schedule interviews on evenings or weekends as needed based on unit schedules.
- Ability to take initiative and manage workload with light supervision.
- Post-baccalaureate degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Fluency in Spanish.
- Experience or background in related research in mental health and/or criminal justice.
Salary & Benefits
This is a non-exempt hourly role. Rate will be commesnurate with experience (stepped rates).
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/rx/index.html
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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