Data Scientist (4960U) 32565

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Data Scientist (4960U) 32565 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.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley Extension, the continuing education division of the University of California, Berkeley, has been building bridges between UC Berkeley and the public since 1891. UC Berkeley Extension serves the professional and continuing education goals of thousands of people each year. Extension's programs are an essential part of the University mission to: extend the research and scholarship of UC Berkeley to a global community; increase access to higher education for non-traditional, online and international students; and improve the workforce.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 24, 2022.

  • Consults with end users to identify data and reporting needs.
  • Creates queries and generates reports.
  • Develops, prepares and tests reports using different Data Visualization tool such as Tableau, Google Data Studio, and Excel, among other tools.
  • Performs comprehensive data analysis for business decision making.
  • Implements MAchine Learning algorithms to help buisness decisions by achieving high accuracy forecasts.
  • Assists in identifying and resolving data and system errors and discrepancies.
  • Performs segments of quality assurance planning and testing.
  • Participates in end user training ensuring user competence, data access, and optimal performance of BI tools and processes.
  • Participates on cross-functional teams to address business intelligence processes and services.
  • Performs marketing research within different subjects to assess market demand, ideal price, competitor analysis.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of business intelligence functions and analytics.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to learn relevant internal databases, BI applications and tools.
  • Ability to produce reports and documentation.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-resolution skills.
  • Advanced proficiency with Python or R and working knowledge of both or ability to learn.
  • Experience with statistical software.
  • Experience applying data science methods - including machine learning, natural language processing, web scraping, or big data platforms.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Detail oriented, with demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey complex information in a clear, concise manner.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with professional and technical staff.
  • Ability to train staff at a variety of technical skill levels.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn database design and management (SQL experience a plus).

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Salary & Benefits

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Referral Source info
This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee" and then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field.
Other Information

This is a two-year, 100% full-time, 40-hours per week, Renewable Contract appointment, eligible for full UC benefits.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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