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Research Data Analyst 3 (6257U), Institute of Governmental Studies - 45770
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 21, 2022
Title Research Data Analyst 3 (6257U), Institute of Governmental Studies - 45770
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Public Policy & Administration
    Economics - General
    Social Sciences - General
    Urban Studies and Planning

Research Data Analyst 3 (6257U), Institute of Governmental Studies - 45770

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.

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Departmental Overview

The Center for Community Innovation's (CCI) mission is to nurture effective solutions that expand economic opportunity, diversify housing options, and strengthen connection to place. CCI works toward more equitable, resilient futures for communities. We conduct community-engaged research and urban data analytics to understand the problems and identify solutions around pressing housing, land use, and urban sustainability issues. CCI is home to the Urban Displacement Project (UDP), a research and action initiative of the University of California Berkeley and the University of Toronto. UDP conducts community-centered, data-driven, applied research toward more equitable and inclusive futures for cities. Our research aims to understand and describe the nature of gentrification, displacement, and exclusion, and also to generate knowledge on how policy interventions and investment can support more equitable development. The Center for Community Innovation is housed at the Institute of Governmental Studies (, which promotes research, educational activities, and public service in the areas of American and California politics and broad domains of public policy.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: December 2, 2022


  • Plans studies, including the preparation of proposals, design of survey instruments, and analysis methods.
  • Gathers, analyzes, prepares, and summarizes information and data collection; recommends statistical approaches, trends, sources, and uses.
  • Prepares data for presentation.
  • Conducts independent research and develops policy development papers and briefs with limited oversight.
  • Manages and supports small student research teams in conducting major research projects, including literature reviews, data collection, data analysis, and reporting on findings.
  • Leads and manages external research partnerships, including working with senior staff to establish new research collaborations.
  • Designs, organizes, and manages the database of research data for projects.
  • Translates academic research into policy briefs and other materials intended for non-academic audiences.
  • Collaborates wtih city and community partners to co-create research approaches, including conducting interviews and facilitating focus groups and meetings.
  • Supervises data entry, database management, and research analysis of students, support staff, and/or lower-level analysts.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough skills in interviewing, facilitation, analysis, and consultation.
  • Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Skills in project management.
  • Research skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations.


  • Master's degree in City and Regional Planning, Public Policy, or related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of research design.
  • Thorough skills associated with statistical analysis and systems programming.

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a 12-month, 100% full-time (40 hours per week), contract position that is eligible for full UC benefits with the possibility of extension.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly. The annual salary for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $82,400.00 - $85,000.00.
  • This is a remote-friendly position, eligible for 100% remote capability.
  • 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 in the Resume section of your application.

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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