Job Requisition Number: 27096. The Global Policy Laboratory at Berkeley integrates econometrics, spatial data science, and machine learning to answer questions that are central to rationally managing planetary resources--such as the economic value of the global climate, how the UN can fight wildlife poaching, the effectiveness of treaties governing the oceans, and whether satellites and AI can be combined to monitor the entire planet in real time.
The Research Analyst will work on a major research project to develop new methods and systems to quantitatively monitor sustainable development at industrial scale. In particular, the research work centers on agriculture systems and water resources in New Zealand. These techniques will form the foundation of new management strategies to achieve large-scale sustainability. One core responsibility will be to help scale up and deploy a non-point source pollution water monitoring system, and analyze the system’s resulting data.
•Conduct research and data analysis under the supervision of senior team members. •Develop materials to communicate results. •Other duties as assigned•Working knowledge of research function. •Working skills in statistical analysis, system programming, database design, and data security measures. •Working skills in spatial data analysis. •Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and written. •Working knowledge and skills in a statistical programming platform (e.g. R, Matlab, Stata, Python). •Background in econometric, statistics, or data science. •Prior research experience and enjoys working in teams •Occasional evenings and weekend work may be required.
Education/Training: •Bachelor's degree in engineering, economics, earth and environmental sciences, policy, data science, computer science, or related quantitative fields, and/or equivalent experience/training. This is a 40-hours per week, one-year (temporary) contract appointment, with a possibility of extension.
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