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Research and Data Analyst

University of California, Los Angeles
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Research and Data Analyst
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 33832
Salary: $5,167 - $13,233 monthly

Position Description:
The Research and Data Analyst will play a critical role in advancing the mission of the Williams Institute to conduct rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. Despite advances, LGBTQ people remain vulnerable to criminalization, violence, and discrimination in the United States and around the world. Domestically, most states have had laws that make having HIV, Hepatitis, or other diseases a crime. In the past five years, Williams Institute research has revealed the dramatic impact these laws have had on thousands of people, primarily BIPOC, LGBTQ people, and sex workers, with no measurable benefit to addressing the epidemic and a number of indications that such laws undermine public health objectives. The Williams Institute has recently received funding for the next two years to do similar studies for additional states, and to develop trainings related to this research for key stakeholders in the criminal justice system.

Globally, homosexuality remains criminalized in 69 countries, and in many more LGBTQ people face discrimination impacting critical access to education, healthcare, employment, and justice. The Williams Institute's international program produces innovative cross-national research on LGBTQ people's lived experiences with such stigma and discrimination. Through collaborative research projects, technical assistance, and trainings, the Williams Institute also works to strengthen the research and data collection capacity of LGBTQ stakeholders outside the United States. The Institute's international program is seeking to strengthen and expand its activities in both research and capacity-building.

The Research and Data Analyst will play a critical role in advancing both the HIV Criminalization project and the Institute's international programs, with time and responsibilities equally divided between the two. For the HIV Criminalization project, the Research and Data Analyst will partner with Williams Institute scholars in conducting public policy and social science research related to the criminalization of HIV, Hepatitis, and other diseases. For the international programs, the Research and Data Analyst will assist Williams Institute scholars in conducting public policy and social science research related to international LGBTQ human rights and development. Primary responsibilities include: data cleaning; quantitative data analysis; write-up of methods and results; drafting written products (literature reviews, reports, manuscripts, grant proposals, fact sheets, graphics, presentations, etc.); manage project timelines and development (including trainings); develop research protocols, study materials, and IRB applications alongside the Director; and maintain tasks related to project administration (e.g. processing invoices). Participation in Institute meetings, seminars, educational events, and other meetings, as determined by the research supervisor, is required. This is a grant funded position that is renewable in one-year terms, but will not exceed four years.

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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,

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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

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