I am searching for several full-time predoctoral researchers to work on a range of projects with me and with the California Policy Lab, a new initiative at UC Berkeley and UCLA that supports research partnerships between university academics and California state and local government, focused on the analysis of administrative data.
One position will be working directly for me on my projects in education economics (elementary/secondary and postsecondary) and labor markets (unemployment insurance, tax policy, etc.). This is a temporary, one year position, located within the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at Berkeley. It would be ideal for a new BA or MPP, with some Stata skills, who is considering pursuing a Ph.D. but is not ready to start yet. This position is posted here; that link also has application instructions.
The other two positions are with the California Policy Lab (CPL). One will focus on data preparation and econometric analysis, and will be suitable for a very similar candidate as the position above. The other will be for a data analyst, involving implementing fuzzy matching, SQL, data extraction using Python, and so on. This position would be suitable for a candidate with a computer science or data science background. Both positions will work on a range of CPL projects in education, social safety nets, and criminal justice, under my supervision and that of CPL’s faculty affiliates.
The two CPL positions will be posted soon at this link. In the meantime, interested candidates should e-mail me directly.
Professor of Public Policy and Economics
University of California, Berkeley
Phone: (510) 495-0646