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Assistant - Associate Project Scientist - Institute of Governmental Studies
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 7, 2020
Title Assistant - Associate Project Scientist - Institute of Governmental Studies
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 3/9/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Urban Studies and Planning
    Government - Policy/Public Affairs

Recruitment Period
Open date: February 6th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Feb 21, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Mar 9, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Assistant/Associate Project Scientist - Housing and Urban Development - Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS)

The Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Project Manager (Assistant or Associate Project Scientist) in the area of Housing and Urban Development, at 50% with an anticipated start date of March 2020.

The Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS), established in 1919, is an organized research unit which supports interdisciplinary research and public service, focused on American and California politics and public policy, and coordinates research activities for several separate research centers, four faculty colloquia, a professional Library, a publishing program, a major student internship program, and several affiliated programs The Institute and its research centers encompass approximately 50 persons, made up of affiliated faculty and researchers, graduate students and administrative staff. The Center for Community Innovation, founded in 2006, consists of 8-12 Postdoctoral Scholars and Graduate Student Researchers. The Center is funded entirely through soft money (research grants), with a budget of approximately $300,000-500,000 per year.

This position defines and guides the research agenda and portfolio of the Center for Community Innovation. The Assistant/Associate Project Scientist will work closely with the Center's Faculty Director to develop and carry out the Center's research agenda, including:

  • Identifying new research opportunities, developing research designs, and forming external research partnerships and collaborations.
  • Conducting collaborative research and producing policy briefs, as well as managing and supporting a small research team in conducting research projects, including supervising and reviewing the data collection, data analysis, and report production processes.
  • Co-authoring peer-reviewed articles with ladder-rank faculty.
  • Collaborating with senior faculty to generate funds for research projects, and assisting with developing grants proposals and other development efforts.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have a PhD or equivalent international degree or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) granting program at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):
  • Ph.D. or equivalent international degree.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with secondary data sources such as the Census/ACS, LEHD, NETS, and PUMS.
  • Experience gathering primary data with surveys and qualitative research methods.
  • Experience facilitating meetings and workshops with community-based organizations
  • Minimum of five years of relevant research experience, with a focus on neighborhood change, affordable housing, land use and public health.
  • Three to five years of experience with supervision of research staff.
  • Expertise in research on gentrification and displacement with specialization in the Bay Area.
  • Knowledge of state and municipal housing programs or land use regulations.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and project management abilities.
  • Strong writing, communication, and facilitation skills.

This 50% position is renewable based on performance and availability of funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience; benefits are included. To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should also provide contact information for three references.

Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality:

The position is open until filled. Please address inquires to Professor Chapple, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California Berkeley,

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. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

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:
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  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Samples

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