Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$54,880 - $69,630 /year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#116436 SIO Carbon Removal Initiative (CRI) Operations Lea

Extended Deadline: Tue 7/12/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/20/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/31/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


In collaboration with the CRI Director, the Staff Researcher provides complex research support and writing for major strategic initiatives, including high profile academic and policy articles and major grant proposals. The position will, in coordination with the leadership team, participate in research related planning, design and implementation. Provides high level operational support to ensure initiative events, research and programmatic success as needed.

  • May be required to work some weekends and evenings.


  • Theoretical knowledge of International Relations, Public Policy, Engineering, Chemistry or a related field attained through an advanced graduate degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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

  • Strong experience with data collection, management and analysis of data, using web tools, relational databases, statistical software and spreadsheets.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret protocols and policies.

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


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

  • Local, state and nationwide travel may be required.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. Click here for Details

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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