Last review date:Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Position: Assistant Project Scientist Location: Berkeley, CA Salary: $57,400 to $70,700 plus benefits Part-Time: 20% Targeted Start Date: Flexible, but before November 1, 2019
Social Science Matrix is UC Berkeley's new flagship institute for social science research. Our purpose is captured in our name: we provide an organizational frameworka matrixthat supports cross-disciplinary projects pursued by more than 500 social scientists across the Berkeley campus research landscape and beyond. With Matrix as a catalyst, UC Berkeley social scientists have unique potential to generate effective solutions to global challenges like mobility, behavior change, social resilience, and governance.
Position Overview: Social Science Matrix seeks an Assistant Project Scientist to serve as Project Manager under the direction of Professor and project PI William Dow. The role will be to manage a major research award (NIH R01) for a five-year study of dementia determinants and consequences in Hispanic Caribbean populations, with data collection and/or analysis components at multiple sites (Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and United States).
This Project Manager opportunity is a one year, 20% FTE position with the possibility of renewal. The chosen applicant will have 2.4 calendar months effort in each year of the project (20% FTE).
Responsibilities During the appointment period, the successful candidate will be expected to:
Coordinate research processes and communications across the Caribbean and US field sites including IRB and fieldwork harmonization;
Organize team meetings;
Track activities and outcomes;
Manage the production of annual progress and final reports to the National Institutes of Health;
Assist with presentations and publications.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application):
Enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) granting program at the time of application.
Additional Required Qualifications (required by start date):
Finalist must have completed PhD (or equivalent international degree)
At least 2-3 years of demonstrated work experience.
Preferred Qualifications (by the start date):
Professional working fluency in Spanish.
Background in one of a variety of fields, including but not limited to, demography, economics, or other social science.
At least 2-3 years of demonstrated work experience in strong project management, analytical, problem solving, strategic and organizational skills.
Field research experience.
Strong quantitative analysis skills.
Ability to co-author research publications in the field.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The position will remain open until filled.
Please address inquiries to William Dow, Principal Investigator, University of California Berkeley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Science Matrix is interested in individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in professional or industry service).
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package and a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.
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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and Social Science Matrix. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Cover letter addressed to Dr. William Dow that includes a statement explaining why you should be selected
3 required (contact information only)
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