Research Data Analyst (UC Berkeley Labor Center)

The Center for Labor Research and Education [Labor Center] is a public service and outreach program of the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. Founded in 1964, the Labor Center conducts research and education on issues related to labor and employment. The Labor Center’s curricula and leadership training’s serve to educate a diverse new generation of labor leaders. The Labor Center carries out research on topics such as job quality and workforc e develo pment issues, and we work with unions, government, and employers to develop innovative policy perspectives and programs. We also provide an important source of research and information on unions and the changing work force for students, scholars, policymakers and the public.

This position will involve gathering, analyzing, and interpreting a wide variety or research data, which may include selecting data samples, preparing questionnaires, and analyzing collected information according to established statistical methods. Prepares reports, charts, tables, and other visual aids.


  • Plans studies, including the design of survey instruments and determining the sampling and reporting procedures.
  • Cleans and prepares data sets, primarily from government sources, for analysis, using Stata.
  • Collaborates on the design, documentation, testing and implementation of research studies.
  • Gathers and analyzes research data; prepares and summarizes information and/or recommendations.
  • May be involved in researching, evaluating and selecting new data reporting products.
    Drafts and edi ts reports and/or analyses.
  • Researches and summarizes academic and applied research.

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Two-years of work experience conducting policy research.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills and experience in data/statistical analysis, including analyzing large government datasets.
  • Strong Stata programming skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and manage projects with minimal supervision.
  • Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and written.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work well with university faculty, staff and students as well as labor leaders and rank and file workers.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in public po licy, economics, sociology, or related discipline.
  • Coursework and/or applied research experience in industrial relations, labor economics, and/or labor market analysis.

Salary & Benefits 

Full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

How to Apply: 

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applic ants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.