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Research Coordinator (7396U), Lawrence Hall of Science 40429
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 15, 2022
Title Research Coordinator (7396U), Lawrence Hall of Science 40429
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

Research Coordinator (7396U), Lawrence Hall of Science 40429

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 Lawrence Hall of Science is the University of California's public science center. Situated on the territory of xuyun (Huichin), the ancestral and unceded land of the Chochenyo speaking Ohlone people. Our work is guided by a mission to inspire and engage through science discovery and learning in ways that advance equity and opportunity. The Learning Group at the Lawrence leads programmatic & research work of the Lawrence with the goals of expanding knowledge, affecting practice, influencing policy, and impacting people through Our work focuses on four strategic initiatives: Advancing Science in K12 Educational Systems; Transforming STEM Pathways; Advancing Environmental Learning; and Science and Society. All Lawrence Hall of Science initiatives are aligned with The Lawrence's strategic commitments (inspiring tomorrow, equity, and science) and priorities (global issues, social justice, impact, financial health, organizational well-being, and partnerships).

Research at the Lawrence
To achieve this mission, the Lawrence engages in and provides research and evaluation services and partners on national initiatives to support the development and implementation of innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities for both formal and informal educational needs. We aim to use applied research to contribute to the design, development and implementation of STEM learning experiences that are equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant for communities.

The Research Coordinator (research data analyst) position is a multi-faceted entry level position that involves working on collaborative teams to support research and evaluation studies. The research coordinator will engage in tasks associated with study design and coordination, quantitative and/or qualitative data collection and data analysis, preparing and editing evaluation reports and research publications, supporting communication of our work with various stakeholders and audiences, supporting collaborations through project management and relationship building, and participating in initiatives that engage staff in reflection on issues of equity and inclusion. This position is ideal for someone with strong organization and communication skills who is interested in developing skills and knowledge about research and evaluation and pertinent issues in STEM education. This position requires the individual to live in the Bay Area to perform job duties.

This research position will be based in Transforming Science & Society, but will work on projects across initiatives.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 26, 2022


  • Learns and applies STEM-related content and social science research methods to support the design and execution of research and evaluation studies.
  • Conducts and coordinates research and evaluation studies (e.g., participant recruitment, data collection). Interacts and develops rapport with participants and stakeholders of varying ages, backgrounds, and positions. Some travel may be required in the Bay Area or nationally.
  • Learns to gather, analyze, and summarize analytical and factual data on assigned projects and issues to inform project activities, including supporting the dissemination of results to internal and external audiences.
  • Learns to prepare, edit, and format documents including research reports, memos, manuscripts, presentations, proposals or other deliverables to internal and external audiences.
  • Learns to collect and prepare information for use in discussions and meetings of internal and external audiences.
  • Contributes to organizational and department initiatives in support of organizational priorities and culture.
  • Learns and applies STEM-related content and social science research methods to support the design and execution of research and evaluation studies.

Required Qualifications

  • Skills to learn campus-specific and other computer application programs such as SPSS, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Basic understanding of quantitative and qualitative research and use of spreadsheets to organize and manipulate information.
  • Basic verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, especially regarding workflow and progress on projects to project leads.
  • Basic skills to analyze information and learn to synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within an environment that is committed to equity and inclusion.
  • Experience interacting with people of different ages and ways of thinking
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.


  • Bachelors degree in education, social science, statistics, or other related area, or equivalent experience.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

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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.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

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:
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