Research Assistant (6256U) 11693

San Francisco
Oct 06, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Research Assistant (6256U) 11693 About Berkeley

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 19, 2020

Departmental Overview

This position is scheduled to start in September 2021.

The Department of Economics at UC Berkeley is a globally acclaimed department with a powerful faculty contingent well-known for its creativity in the field. Berkeley Economics has pioneered the advancement of women in academia, influenced the course of the University of California, and has helped shape the lives of generations of Berkeley students.

Berkeley Economics faculty and students have done ground-breaking work in economic theory, econometrics, macroeconomics, and all major fields of applied research, and have served as policymakers at the highest levels, both in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Cleans and prepares data sets, primarily from government sources, for analysis, using Stata.
  • Collaborates on the design, documentation, testing and implementation of research studies.
  • Analyzes research data; prepares and summarizes information; recommends and implements statistical approaches.
  • Prepares graphs, tables, and other displays of the results of research and analysis.
  • Assists with preparation of manuscripts and presentations, including gathering references, copyediting, and confirming internal consistency.
  • Researches and summarizes academic and applied research.
  • Assists in management of research projects, including helping to coordinate research team and/or management of data access agreements, publication agreements, and other administrative aspects of the projects.
  • Assists in proposal writing.

Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills and experience in data/statistical analysis, including analyzing large government datasets. Strong Stata programming skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and manage projects with minimal supervision, including strong time management skills.
  • Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and written.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including strong writing skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in economics, public policy, or a related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Coursework and/or applied research experience in econometrics, including experience with Stata or other similar language.

Salary & Benefits

This is an hourly paid (non-exempt) position starting at $29.12 per hour.

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 when applying.

Other Information

This is a full-time, one-year, contract position (scheduled to start in September 2021), with the possibility for renewal, and eligible for full UC benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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