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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 29, 2017.
For FULL consideration, please have your resume in by January 15, 2018.
*This position is not scheduled to begin work until early July 2018*
The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment's (IRLE) mission is to conduct and support research on labor and employment at UC Berkeley. Our goal is to bridge the gap between academic research and the policy world. To achieve this goal, IRLE supports policy-relevant and policy engaged research; disseminates the latest research from our centers, affiliated faculty, and scholars to a wide audience of policymakers, academics and the public; and educates California's labor, business, and community leaders.
The IRLE Director Professor Jesse Rothstein is recruiting for a Research Data Analyst to assist with research projects.
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.
Bachelor's degree in economics, public policy, or a related field or equivalent experience. 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 in writing. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including strong writing skills.
Coursework and/or applied research experience in econometrics, including experience with Stata or other similar language. Familiarity with R, Matlab, SAS, Python, or other statistical languages a plus.
Salary & Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
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