About the California Policy Lab The California Policy Lab (CPL) 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 issues, including homelessness, poverty, criminal justice reform, and education inequality. We facilitate close partnerships between policymakers and researchers at the University of California to help evaluate and improve public programs through empirical research and technical assistance. CPL's UCLA site is a growing organization with 20 full-time employees, a half dozen graduate student researchers, and numerous faculty affiliates.
CPL recognizes the value of having a diverse staff at all levels of the organization. We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent and understand the diverse racial and ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, educational, socioeconomic, cultural, and disability backgrounds present in California. When you join our team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive and equity-focused community.
The Role The California Policy Lab is seeking a full-time Data Analyst with a background in applied economics and experience using administrative individual-level data on employment, earnings, income, and/or job training programs. The Data Analyst will contribute to our organization's proven track record of bridging the gap between academic researchers and government policymakers at the local level in Los Angeles, and at the state level in California. The California Policy Lab has unparalleled access to administrative data that is being used to help analyze the impact of what has been the worst unemployment crisis since the Great Depression.
We are seeking candidates with a master's degree or PhD with prior work experience, but are open to candidates with a BA and at least four years of relevant work experience. The successful candidate will have exceptionally strong skills in data manipulation, wrangling, and cleaning; database queries; and experience running, testing, and interpreting a variety of linear models including OLS, logit, negative binomial, Poisson, and proportional hazards. Candidates will preferably have experience coding in Stata, though SQL or R are also desired. Experience coding in SAS preferred but not required; some on-the-job-training in EDD systems will be provided. This position requires an individual who is able to work in small research teams running multiple projects concurrently. We seek highly organized individuals with superior written and verbal communications skills and excellent time management ability. Finally, we seek candidates who are passionate about finding innovative solutions to labor market problems facing California policymakers and citizens.
To apply, please send a CV and short statement of interest to email@example.com. Please be sure to indicate your statistical programming experience. Expected salary range at EDD is $70,000 - $95,000 depending on experience. Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.