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Project Policy Analyst 2 (7397U)
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 14, 2020
Title Project Policy Analyst 2 (7397U)
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Project Policy Analyst 2 (7397U)

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: January 23, 2020

Departmental Overview

Plant & Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley provides outstanding academic opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. Our cutting-edge research by the world's foremost scientists is at the forefront of the latest advances in the biological sciences.

Also known as PMB, we are proud of our internationally acclaimed research and teaching programs in both plant and microbial biology. We are regularly ranked as excellent for our academics and research at the top-ranked public university, UC Berkeley, where our mission is furthering scientific exploration for the public good.


The incumbent applies professional concepts to perform analysis of data and systems pertaining to moderately complex projects, policies and/or processes and functions. In particular, the incumbent will carry out analysis of sequencing data from Coccidioides genomic experiments, including read-mapping, variant-calling, genome-wide association studies of phenotype, and population-genomic tests for natural selection.

They will be expected to gather and assemble analytical and factual data, prepare reports, and summarize analyses for lab constituents and, if need be, external partners.

The applicant will participate in presenting at lab meetings, journal clubs, and public presentations of research findings by prepping slideshows and talking points.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of computer scripting languages (e.g. Python) and/or high-level languages (e.g. perl, R).
  • Working knowledge of applied statistics for genomics.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
  • Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
  • Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
  • Experience or interest in the study of natural genetic variation and evolution.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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