Posted: Aug 16, 2022


Salary: $85,000.00 - $125,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: N/A

About the California Policy Lab

The California Policy Lab (CPL) creates data-driven insights for the public good. Our mission is to improve the lives of Californians by generating evidence that transforms public policy. We do this by forming lasting partnerships between government and California’s flagship public universities to harness the power of research and administrative data.  We work on California’s most urgent issues, including homelessness, poverty, criminal justice reform, and education inequality.

We facilitate close working partnerships between policymakers and researchers at the University of California to help evaluate and improve public programs through rigorous empirical research and technical assistance. CPL recognizes the value of having a diverse staff at all levels of the organization.

CPL-Berkeley is a center within the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE).

The Position

This is an exciting open-rank role for a skilled, early or mid career researcher who wants to design and conduct policy-relevant research in partnership with state and local agencies throughout California. The ideal candidate has expertise in one or more of CPL's primary issue areas: social safety net, health, homelessness, education, employment, or criminal justice. The Researcher conducts independent quantitative research, including conceptualizing research questions and design; requesting, receiving, and cleaning data files; creating and implementing an analysis plan; conducting quality assurance reviews; summarizing results in documents for both academic and policy audiences; and generating replicability documentation. The Researcher can implement multiple research designs and analysis techniques, including but not limited to randomized control trials, quasi-experimental designs using natural experiments or other such variation, and difference-in-difference and event study analyses. Further, a successful candidate can lead research projects with small teams, write proposals to support research projects, and ensure timely and high quality completion of research tasks. The Researcher will mentor other research staff, and may serve as a supervisor. 

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.