JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

University of California Berkeley

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California Policy Lab
Postdoctoral Scholar

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468446
Date Posted: 11/16/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Berkeley, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
I3 -- Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
K4 -- Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior
I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
Public Policy
Criminal Justice Reform
Salary Range: $70,000 - 90,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The California Policy Lab (CPL) at University of California, Berkeley creates data-driven insights for the public good. Our mission is to improve the lives of Californians by generating evidence that transforms public policy.

The postdoc will work closely with faculty at UC Berkeley and with CPL’s government partners on data-driven projects related to criminal justice, education, social safety net, employment, and/or housing/homelessness. The position will give this early career scholar a chance to build their research portfolio by leveraging CPL’s existing partnerships with California agencies, including the FTB, DOJ and Department of Social Services.

Duties will include research design, data analysis, and co-creation of presentations, internal reports, and academic articles for publication. The postdoc will be expected to spend 50% of their time on CPL projects (some leading to co-authored papers) and 50% of their time on independent projects, subject to PI approval, that can draw on CPL's data infrastructure. The postdoc will be assigned a mentor from among CPL’s faculty affiliates with aligned research interests. The position does not include teaching obligations.

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.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 03/31/2022
Application Instructions:
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