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Assistant- Associate Project Scientist - Executive Director - the Berkeley Population Center
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 9, 2021
Title Assistant- Associate Project Scientist - Executive Director - the Berkeley Population Center
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 10/8/2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Sociology - General
    Research Methods/Data Analysis
    Economics - General

Assistant- Associate Project Scientist - Executive Director - the Berkeley Population Center

Executive Director - .75 FTE

Position Overview: This appointment will serve as Executive Director of one of the research centers in the field of population sciences at UC Berkeley: Berkeley Population Center (BPC).

Job Description: The ED will participate, in collaboration with the Center Director, in defining the Center's research and outreach programs. The ED's input is especially valuable because s/he combines academic expertise and knowledge of the research community with knowledge of the program management, administrative possibilities and costs of implementation. The ED will support new programs for the Center, doing so by finding new investigators to recruit as members, suggesting new research possibilities for existing members, supporting members in their efforts to secure external funding, and assisting with other aspects of research support. The position calls for creative problem-solving in areas such as new research projects or program efforts, creating a vision for scholarly events and implementing it, identifying ways in which to be helpful to members, and much more. Critical is the ability to learn new things, develop efficient processes, and be committed to service. The ideal candidate has an academic research background with research agenda that will facilitate effectiveness as ED, program management experience and seeks a career in in academia that is outside the tenure-track.

Tasks include but are not limited to:
  • NIH and NSF grant application support, including annual reporting and assisting with new submissions
  • Facilitate intellectual connections among faculty within and between units and disciplines
  • Provide support to research activities, such as IRB guidance, developing scopes of work for research services, resolving bureaucratic bottlenecks
  • Coordinate a pilot grant program
  • Oversee the Center's web presence
  • Plan meetings/conferences
  • Provide direction to Administrative staff
  • Conduct research on demographic topics: collaborate or work on independent projects, with the future goals of (a) presenting work at conferences; (b) submitting work for publication, (c) learning research-related processes at UC Berkeley, and (d) grant application processes at NIH, NSF and other agencies.

Required Qualifications:
  • PhD or equivalent international degree required at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A PhD or equivalent international degree in economics, sociology, public health, or related social and health sciences fields.

The initial appointment will be 75% for one year with the possibility for renewal.

SALARY RANGE: Salary is commensurate with training and experience, plus benefits.

The position will be open until filled with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021. Please address inquiries to Leora Lawton, Berkeley Population Center, University of California Berkeley Please apply here:

UC professional researchers are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, United Auto Worker (UAW) 5810. This position is represented by the bargaining unit.

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

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 Social Science Matrix. 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.

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

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