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Data Analyst
  • SQL
  • SAS
  • Data Analysis
  • Tableau
  • Excel
  • Database
  • ETL
  • Business Intelligence
  • STATA
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
170 days ago
The California Policy Lab 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 problems, including homelessness, poverty, crime, and education inequality. We facilitate close working partnerships between policymakers and researchers at UCLA and UC Berkeley to help evaluate and improve public programs through empirical research and technical assistance.

The California Policy Lab is seeking an experienced Research Associate to contribute to our organization's proven track record of bridging the gap between academic researchers and government policymakers. The Research Associate will have the opportunity to apply methodologies from econometrics, statistics, and data science to original research projects in homelessness, criminal justice, poverty, education, and labor.

The successful candidate will be well versed in data manipulation, wrangling, and cleaning, with experience running, testing, and interpreting a variety of linear models including OLS, logit, negative binomial, Poisson, and proportional hazards. He or she will be passionate about using data to find innovative solutions to the problems facing California policymakers and citizens. This position requires an individual who is able to work as a part of small research teams running multiple projects concurrently. We seek highly organized individuals with superior written and verbal communications skills and excellent time management ability. The Research Associate also will be required to follow coding guidelines established by CPL and to contribute to the organization's efforts to build richly detailed documentation of the data we use.

Percentage of Time:
100

Shift Start:
9:00 am

Shift End:
5:00 pm

Qualifications for Position

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Qualifications

Required/Preferred

Substantive knowledge of quantitative research methods and casual inference

Required

Mastery of data analysis and data management in Stata, SAS, or R

Required

Attention to detail and ability to organize and document workflow

Required

Strong initiative and a resourceful approach to problem-solving

Required

Superior verbal and written communication skills

Required

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Required

Ability to multi-task with demanding time frames

Required

Ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential data

Required

Experience working in an academic or think-tank environment

Preferred

Substantive knowledge or experience in at least one of our five core research areas: homelessness, criminal justice, poverty, education, or labor

Preferred

Project management experience

Preferred

Understanding of relational database concepts and experience with SQL

Preferred

Experience with business intelligence tools such as Tableau or PowerBI

Preferred

Applicants must also have at least one year of relevant research experience; experience gained in school counts toward requirement

Required

Two to three years of professional post-baccalaureate experience preferred

Preferred

Must have a bachelor's degree in public policy, economics, statistics, or other relevant field and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; master's degree preferred

Required

Additional Posting Information

Bargaining Unit:
99-Policy Covered

Application Deadline:
07-30-2020

External Posting Date:

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