Data Analyst, Labor Specialist

University of California, Los Angeles
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Position: Data Analyst, Labor Specialist

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The California Policy Lab seeks a full-time data analyst to join a dynamic research team working on several policy-relevant projects focused on the unemployment insurance (UI) system, the labor market impacts of the pandemic, and others. Using administrative individual-level employment, earnings, and unemployment data from the State of California, the data analyst will clean and manage data, produce descriptive reports, and estimate quasi-experimental and predictive models. This position is open to US Citizens or permanent residents. The data analyst will work at one of CPL's government partners on site in Sacramento, though the person may be asked to work remotely at times in accordance with state policies related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

About the California Policy Lab
The California Policy Lab (CPL) 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 is a growing organization with 20 full-time employees, a half dozen graduate student researchers, and numerous faculty affiliates.

CPL recognizes the value of having a diverse staff at all levels of the organization. We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent and understand the diverse racial and ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, educational, socioeconomic, cultural, and disability backgrounds present in California. When you join our team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive and equity-focused community.

The Role
The California Policy Lab is seeking a full-time Data Analyst with a background in applied economics and experience using administrative individual-level data on employment, earnings, income, and/or job training programs. The Data Analyst will contribute to our organization's proven track record of bridging the gap between academic researchers and government policymakers at the local level in Los Angeles, and at the state level in California. The California Policy Lab has unparalleled access to administrative data that is being used to help analyze the impact of what has been the worst unemployment crisis since the Great Depression.

We are seeking candidates with a master's degree or PhD with prior work experience, but are open to candidates with a BA and at least four years of relevant work experience. The successful candidate will have exceptionally strong skills in data manipulation, wrangling, and cleaning; database queries; and experience running, testing, and interpreting a variety of linear models including OLS, logit, negative binomial, Poisson, and proportional hazards. Candidates will preferably have experience coding in Stata, though SQL or R are also desired. Experience coding in SAS preferred but not required; some on-the-job-training in EDD systems will be provided. This position requires an individual who is able to work in small research teams running multiple projects concurrently. We seek highly organized individuals with superior written and verbal communications skills and excellent time management ability. Finally, we seek candidates who are passionate about finding innovative solutions to labor market problems facing California policymakers and citizens.

To apply, please send a CV and short statement of interest to [email protected]. Please be sure to indicate your statistical programming experience. Expected salary range at EDD is $70,000 - $95,000 depending on experience. Feel free to contact [email protected] with any questions.

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Working at University of California, Los Angeles

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.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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