University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 33489
Salary: $4,842 - $9,591 monthly
The California Policy Lab creates data-driven insights for the public good. Our mission is to partner with California's state and local governments to generate scientific evidence that solves California's most urgent issues, including homelessness, poverty, criminal justice reform, and education inequality. We facilitate close partnerships between policymakers and researchers at the University of California to help evaluate and improve public programs through empirical research and technical assistance. CPL's UCLA site sits within CCPR and is a dynamic and growing organization with 20 full-time employees, a half dozen graduate student researchers, and numerous faculty affiliates. CPL is extramurally funded by over 20 different federal and foundation grants supporting over 60 major research projects.
The California Policy Lab is seeking an experienced Research Associate to contribute to our organization's proven track record of bridging the gap between academic researchers and government policymakers. The Research Associate will have the opportunity to apply methodologies from econometrics, statistics, and data science to original research projects in homelessness, criminal justice, poverty, education, and labor.
The successful candidate will be well versed in data manipulation, wrangling, and cleaning, with experience running, testing, and interpreting a variety of linear models including OLS, logit, negative binomial, Poisson, and proportional hazards. He or she will be passionate about using data to find innovative solutions to the problems facing California policymakers and citizens. This position requires an individual who is able to work as a part of small research teams running multiple projects concurrently. We seek highly organized individuals with superior written and verbal communications skills and excellent time management ability. The Research Associate also will be required to follow coding guidelines established by CPL and to contribute to the organization's efforts to build richly detailed documentation of the data we use.
For full application instructions and position description, please visit: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=80368
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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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