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Assistant Researcher-Epidemiology-School of Public Health

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 31st, 2018
Last review date: September 14th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: October 1st, 2018
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 Researcher – School of Public Health – Epidemiology
Location: UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience
Start Date: October 01, 2018 (targeted date)

The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Researcher, in the area of Epidemiology. The initial appointment is for one year, full-time with the possibility of renewal based on performance and the availability of funding.

The early career researcher would join a team that specializes in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs around the world to improve health and well being. More about the research can be found at: and

The Assistant Researcher will be a member of the Principal Investigator’s (PI) research team and will work under the general direction of the PI. The ideal candidate loves exploring data, has a strong foundation in epidemiology and biostatistics, and has experience leading projects using techniques from causal inference, econometrics, or related disciplines. At the same time, the ideal candidate also has a passion for fieldwork and data collection, working in global settings (particularly in sub- Saharan Africa), collaborating with a diverse team, and applying new and innovative approaches to global health (e.g., human centered design, machine learning). The specific duties of the position include: leading independent statistical analyses, writing peer-reviewed manuscripts, supervising observational and experimental epidemiological studies, and developing and contributing to research proposals, and disseminating research findings through attendance at conference and other venues. Demonstrated research productivity will be expected.

The candidate will be expected to spend 50% of their time supervising several ongoing research projects related to sexual and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa and 50% of their time leading data analysis activities and writing grants and manuscripts with the research team.

Basic qualifications(required at the time of application):
• Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program

Additional qualifications(required by the start date of the job):
• Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree)

Preferred qualifications:
• Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in epidemiology or economics
• Publication record which demonstrates research productivity
• Experience managing large complex projects aboard
• Work experience in advanced data analysis skills in R or equivalent
• Experience withdata visualization; e.g., R Shiny
• Experience working on projects in collaboration with governmentand implementing partners
• One year postdoctoral experience

Salary range:
Salary will be commensurate with experience

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. Information about UC Berkeley benefits can be found at:

Application procedure:
Please visit the following link to apply: Please direct questions to Kathy Leviege at Applications must include: 1) 1-2 page cover letter, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Statement of research, and 4) The names of three references and their contact information.

This position will remain open until filled.

Letters of reference will only be solicited for the finalist. References should be from persons who are familiar with the applicant’s qualifications for the position. 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), t o the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The School of Public Health is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

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 t he complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - 1-2 page cover letter

  • Statement of Research

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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