Search for University Jobs in Social Sciences

Job ID: 159993

Junior Specialist-Economics-College of Letters & Sciences
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jun. 4, 2021
Title Junior Specialist-Economics-College of Letters & Sciences
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 6/30/2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Economics - General

Junior Specialist-Economics-College of Letters & Sciences

The Junior Specialist position is within the Department of Economics, in the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley. Research Specialists are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), AFL-CIO and its Local Union 5810.

The position involves close collaboration with Professor Malmendier in order to: build datasets, produce insights from data, conduct statistical analyses, simulate models, prove model properties, contribute to academic papers, and oversee an undergraduate research team. There is also engagement with Professor Malmendier's coauthors, some of the top economics professors from Berkeley and other top universities. Projects typically involve behavioral economics and related topics, including the effects of experience on risk preferences, behavioral biases in recruitment and economic influence of overconfidence, etc.

The initial appointment is for 1 year, with renewal based on performance and funding. This is an 100% full time appointment.

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

To apply, please submit your application at the following link:
If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Marianne Callahan, HR Coordinator:

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) or working towards a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) program at time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) by date of hire

Preferred Qualifications:
12 years demonstrated programming experience and skilled in in one or more modern data science languages (e.g., R, Python, etc.). Advanced training in mathematical microeconomics and econometrics. Prior experience assisting with research for a professor in Economics, Finance, Statistics, or Econometrics, ideally at a research oriented university.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University
of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Economics. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

To apply, visit


Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

Please see the job description for contact details
pertaining to this university job announcement.


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous

RSS for the latest higher education jobs
Atom for the latest higher education jobs
Need a Sabbatical Home Near Berkeley?