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Senior Research Associate (6257U) 23392
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 3, 2021
Title Senior Research Associate (6257U) 23392
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Research Methods/Data Analysis
    Public Policy & Administration
    Economics - General

Senior Research Associate (6257U) 23392

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Goldman School of Public Policy is a graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley that prepares students for careers in public leadership.

As a professional school of public policy grounded in scholarly practice, we mobilize the rich intellectual resources of our campus to provide a transformational academic and cultural experience that instills standards of excellence and a deep sense of pride in one's work, learning community, peers, and academic home, the Goldman School at the University of California, Berkeley.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 15, 2021

  • Helps to edit thirteen Facts-Origins-Trends reports provided by outside research teams studying housing, innovation policy, energy and environment, and other policies.
  • Develops a common format across all studies and produces readable and visually appealing documents for use by California 100 for its Commission and the public.
  • Works to produce useful scenarios about the future of California based upon materials from the thirteen policy areas. Develops a common format across all studies and produces readable and visually appealing documents. Works with California 100 to develop policies relevant to achieving or ameliorating that scenario.
  • Prepares special analyses synthesizing existing research and analyzing existing data (using statistical and other methods) about California that compare it with other states, look at regional variations within California, consider equity issues, evaluate the climate for living and working, and other topics.
  • Using the research from the thirteen research reports, helps to design a sample and survey (in conjunction with survey firms and organizations) for a survey of Californians and subgroups of Californians; oversees implementation of design and progress of survey
  • Implements related business processes, especially related to survey.
  • May supervise work of students, support staff, and/or lower-level analysts.

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of development and preparation of research reports and presentations
  • Strong report writing and preparation skills; Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of state government policies, especially California
  • Knowledge of social science methods, especially survey research
  • Bachelor's degree in public policy, economics, statistics, or a related field and/or equivalent experience/training

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in public policy, economics, statistics, or a related field and/or equivalent experience/training

Salary & Benefits

Annual salary will be commensurate with experience within the range of $80,000 - $100,000.

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.

Other Information

This is a full-time, one-year contract position. Renewal is possible with continued funding.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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