Job Description

Payroll Title:
SRA 1
Department:
SCH. OF GLOBAL POLICY&STRATEGY
Hiring Pay Scale
$25.75 - $26.35/hour
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#129844 IGCC Research Associate

Filing Deadline: Thu 5/30/2024

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DESCRIPTION

The University of California’s only school of international affairs, the School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS) provides a unique resource for training leaders, creating ideas, and building networks for the governance of globalization and its local impacts. GPS is internationally renowned for its innovative programs, superb faculty and outstanding students and now stands among the world's top graduate schools of international relations and is the established leader in its focus on Asia and the Americas. GPS instructs a diverse student body consisting of 60% domestic and 40% international students in MPP, MCEPA, MIA, BA-MIA, MAS, joint PhD with Department of Political Science and executive education programs. GPS also administers the International Studies Program, a fast-growing interdisciplinary program with over 1700 declared undergraduate majors, that offers a rigorous curriculum for undergraduate students interested in international affairs. Offering nine B.A. degree options, three combined BA/MIA programs, and a minor program, the International Studies Program explores the interaction between the international and national, global and local, contemporary and historical ideas shaping globalization. GPS is also the parent organization to major research centers: Center for Commerce and Diplomacy (CCD), Center on Global Transformation (CGT), Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, 21st Century China Center, Fudan-UC Center on China, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), Policy Design and Evaluation Lab (PDEL), Laboratory on International Law and Regulation (ILAR), and Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology (JFIT).

Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator, the research associate is responsible for conducting research on issues related to contemporary Chinese science and technology policy, with special emphasis on industrial policy, innovation policy, trade, investment, corporate, and political economy issues. Prepare and review data for manuscripts, abstracts, presentations, grant applications, and progress reports, ensuring accuracy. Analyze data using Stata, R, and Matlab, ensuring accuracy. Other duties within scope of description.

  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Native/Fluent in written/spoken Mandarin Chinese.

  • Strong demonstrated experience with data collection, management and analysis and advanced proficiency in Stata, R, Matlab and Python.

  • Working knowledge of research study policies and procedures. Demonstrated excellent research skills in order to decipher substantive and relevant content for research use.

  • Theoretical knowledge in security studies, political science, international relations or economics.

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Public Policy, or related field; or, an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience.

  • Excellent writing skills, including solid experience in producing academic research papers.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions and to compile, synthesize, and interpret data and results.

  • Excellent record keeping and data management skills with demonstrated ability to obtain and record accurate information and details to insure proper completion of forms and reports.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact and diplomacy and the ability to work with a diverse group of people.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively. Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize assignments, maintain workflow, and work productively in meeting critical deadlines.

  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials.

  • Advanced knowledge of information technology systems and demonstrated ability to use computer software systems for word processing, database manipulation, electronic mail and spreadsheet software.

  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player *

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $53,766 - $64,143 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $25.75 - $30.72

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


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