In addition to other full-time positions, the California Policy Lab is seeking the following:
Research Assistant(s)/Associate(s) (UC Berkeley)
The Research Assistant/Associate is a critical member of CPL research teams working on policy issues such as criminal justice reform, education, employment, health, and the social safety net. The Research Assistant/Associate will apply a variety of data analysis and statistical modeling approaches to large datasets in real-world settings. They will collect, clean, and prepare data for analysis, collaborate in research design and model development, and implement studies via advanced data analysis, all while working on multiple research projects concurrently. Specifically, the Research Assistant/Associate will be responsible for preparing and analyzing large administrative datasets; helping to design and implement rigorous research designs, including randomized control trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental studies; preparing graphs, tables, and other displays of research results; preparing reports and presentations; and developing other policy-relevant deliverables. The Research Assistant/Associate will contribute to a growing practice of advanced analytical solutions to provide data-driven research and technical assistance to governmental partners. We seek applicants who are confident bridging the gap between academic researchers and government policymakers, and who want to carry out joint research agendas with CPL partners.
We may potentially hire more than one Research Assistant/Associate, and one would support CPL’s research team in support of the Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code (CRPC), analyzing data from state and local criminal justice agencies. For this role, experience working with data from criminal justice agencies and knowledge of criminal justice policy is preferred. All other Research Assistant(s)/Associate(s) hired will work on projects related to education, employment, health and/or the social safety net.