Junior Specialist-Economics-College of Letters & Sciences
The Junior Specialist position is within the Department of Economics, in the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley. Research Specialists are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), AFL-CIO and its Local Union 5810.
The position involves close collaboration with Professor Malmendier in order to: build datasets, produce insights from data, conduct statistical analyses, simulate models, prove model properties, contribute to academic papers, and oversee an undergraduate research team. There is also engagement with Professor Malmendier's coauthors, some of the top economics professors from Berkeley and other top universities. Projects typically involve behavioral economics and related topics, including the effects of experience on risk preferences, behavioral biases in recruitment and economic influence of overconfidence, etc.
The initial appointment is for 1 year, with renewal based on performance and funding. This is an 100% full time appointment.
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.
Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) or working towards a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) program at time of application.
Additional Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) by date of hire
Preferred Qualifications: 12 years demonstrated programming experience and skilled in in one or more modern data science languages (e.g., R, Python, etc.). Advanced training in mathematical microeconomics and econometrics. Prior experience assisting with research for a professor in Economics, Finance, Statistics, or Econometrics, ideally at a research oriented university.
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