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University of California, Berkeley

San Francisco, CA

Research Data Analyst (6256U), School of Public Health - 45217 - Remote

Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-08-11
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Valid Through2023-10-01

Job Description:

Research Data Analyst (6256U), School of Public Health - 45217 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.

Departmental Overview

Berkeley Public Health (BPH) aims to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through interdisciplinary collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational research. Established in 1943, BPH is a professional school on the UC Berkeley campus that comprises six academic divisions and nearly 30 research centers and programs. Our department's values include social justice, health as a right, challenging conventional thought, embracing diversity, and creating meaningful impact. We honor our principles of community by centering and valuing everyone in our community; prioritizing prevention while remaining grounded in social justice; promoting safety and respect; practicing self-care and kindness; and remaining optimistic, hopeful, and committed to change. Learn more at publichealth.berkeley.edu

Founded in 2000, UC Berkeley SafeTREC is affiliated with Berkeley Public Health and the Institute of Transportation Studies, with additional collaboration with the Department of City and Regional Planning, Public Policy, and Transportation Engineering. Our work is carried out by faculty, post-doctoral scholars, research staff, and graduate student researchers.

This position will work on analytically resolving moderately complex transportation safety issues by analyzing crash data with other relevant data sources. The professional in this position will work with principal investigators and senior researchers to understand research questions, formulate hypotheses accordingly, develop methodology/syntax/code to analyze the data properly, and analyze the data by utilizing various statistical knowledge and statistical programs. The position also requires interpreting the results of the statistical analyses and preparing reports, presentations, and publications as necessary.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 18, 2022

  • Conducts transportation safety related data analysis
  • Utilize general statistical knowledge in support of research grants.
  • Analyze data using R, Python, STATA or other statistical software, as needed.
  • Document analyses performed and and share the outcome with other staff.
  • Assist in preparing reports, presentations, and publications
  • Develop data summary and visualization using tables and charts.
  • Draft a part of manuscripts with directions from the Principal Investigators.
  • Conduct literature searches and reviews.
  • Assist in preparing data and writing a draft for the grant proposals.
  • Draft monthly, quarterly, or yearly progress reports if appropriate.
  • Research, collect and maintain transportation safety related data
  • Collect relevant transportation safety data.
  • Assist in developing systems for organizing data to analyze, identify and report trends.
  • Review available data and update periodically if needed to make the data up-to-date.
  • Share the summary of the available dataset and recent changes with internal constituents.
  • Participates in workshops, training, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Other duties, as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge in various statistical analysis methods in order to perform data analyses
  • Proficiency with statistical software such as STATA, R, or related data analysis software to perform processes necessary to examine datasets
  • Demonstrated strong data analytical skills in order to utilize multiple datasets together
  • Ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing
  • Self-motivated and works independently
  • Demonstrated broad problem solving skills
  • Writes clearly and in the appropriate style

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience of utilizing online charting libraries such as HighCharts, D3, or Google Charts
  • Experience of analyzing geospatial dataset
  • Knowledge of relational database structures and database querying tools
  • Ability to understand SQL and write SQL queries for the data processing

  • Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Salary & Benefits
  • This is a two-year, 100% full-time, 40-hours per week, Contract (temporary) appointment, eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $35.00 - $42.00.
  • This is a remote-friendly position, eligible for 100% remote capability.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:


How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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