Research Data Analyst

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 20, 2019.

Departmental Overview

The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) is an interdisciplinary institute at the University of California, Berkeley that connects world-class research with policy to improve workers’ lives, communities, and society.

The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment promotes better understanding of the conditions, policies, and institutions that affect the well-being of workers and their families and communities. We inform public debate with hard evidence about inequality, the economy, and the nature of work.

The Research Data Analyst (RDA) will join Professor Daniel Schneider’s academic research team on The Shift Project at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. The Shift Project collects original survey data to understand the contours, causes, and consequences of precarious work in the United States and assess policy responses. The RDA’s duties may include developing and implementing survey data collection protocols; gathering, preparing, and analyzing research data; preparing charts, tables, and other visual aids; and contributing to research briefs and academic papers.


  • Writes and implements statistical code used to manage survey data collection and extract survey data.
  • Cleans and prepares data sets, primarily from original survey data, for analysis, using Stata and R.
  • 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 proposal writing.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong demonstrated quantitative skills and experience in data/statistical analysis. Strong Stata programming skills required and additional knowledge of R preferred.
  • Ability to take initiative and manage projects with minimal supervision, including strong time management and organizational 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 and ability to work as a member of a team.


  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology, public health, economics, or public policy and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Prior research experience in quantitative social science.
  • Master’s degree in sociology, public health, economics, public policy, or a related field and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

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How to Apply

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Other Imformation

This is a one year, 30 hour/week, contract position with the possibility of extension.

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