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Senior Data Analyst and Executive Assistant (6256U) - 1708 - 1708
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2019
Title Senior Data Analyst and Executive Assistant (6256U) - 1708 - 1708
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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Senior Data Analyst and Executive Assistant (6256U) - 1708 - 1708

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 2, 2019

Departmental Overview

For nearly a century, the Department of Psychology has been a national and international leader in psychological research and the superior educational programs that we have provided to undergraduates and doctoral students.

Today, our award winning faculty conduct ground-breaking research in many areas of psychology, including behavioral and systems neuroscience, clinical science, cognition, cognitive neuroscience, development, social, and personality. Our PhD students go on to exciting careers in academia (e.g. Yale, Stanford, UCLA), industry (e.g., Facebook, Google), healthcare (e.g., Oakland Children's Hospital, Seattle VA) and policy (e.g., National Institute of Justice).


Executive Leadership:
  • Engage in planning meetings and activities, with the center director and advisory team;
  • Manage the scheduling and operations of the center's core activities
  • Assist the director in managing the often-competing interests of the center, including increasing clinical assessments vs. Supporting academic programs vs. Aiding and abetting research innovation fund proposals.

Data Management and Analysis:
  • Create measures related to clinical efficacy of assessment and intervention procedures
  • Manage data.
  • Analyze data regarding the center's initial goals of expanding clinical assessments, promoting pilot research, and enhancing policy initiatives regarding stigma reduction for individuals with learning disorders.
  • Note that data will be used in conjunction with the UC Berkeley Psychology Clinic and the UCSF Dyslexia Center, requiring that the incumbent skillfully negotiate the sometimes-competing goals of these different entities, via evidence-based data analyses.
  • Provide reports on data to director and executive committee. Again, such reports must navigate two different UC campuses (UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, requiring writing skill, accuracy, collaborative ability, and negotiation skill sets.
  • Some data will emanate from teams of UCSF and UC
  • Berkeley faculty (and trainees) who successfully apply for innovation funds' administered by the center. The Incumbent needs to work with each funded team regarding optimal means of presenting generated data analyses in accordance with center standards and communication goals.
  • Through a process of continuous review with and by the center director, create a working procedures manual' for use by those who follow in this position, to ensure that methods and practices are well documented and subject to fidelity reviews.

Supervise Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Post-Bac Students:
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate research assistants in psychology, education, and public health, toward the end of enhancing the core activities of the developing Schwab Center.
  • Use data from #2 above to engage students in statistical analyses and, at the same time, provide center conference presentations and journal publications. Such activities require constant monitoring and mentoring related to supervisees' learning of statistical packages and interpreting data output from these packages.
  • Use skill base to work with executive committee and reseach team in publishing results of such work, again with student/supervisee input.
  • Work with faculty in psychology, education, and public health to add to existing undergraduate and graduate course syllabi related to learning, learning science, and clinical/educational assessments.

Procure Needed Assessment Materials and Supplies:
  • Involving test and assessment kits, research supplies for innovation fund awardees continuous inventory of supplies and materials, to engage in prudent use of center funds.
  • Engage in Communication and OutreachLinking Center Activities and Accomplishments to the Academic And Wider Communities
  • Work with director and executive committee to prepare timely reports on center activities to UC San Francisco Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics and UC Berkeley departments and schools of Psychology, Education, and Public Health.
  • Work with public relations divisions of UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley to engage in articles and posts related to explaining and promoting the center's activities

Required Qualifications
  • Experience in collection/management of behavioral and cognitive and self-report data
  • Understanding of basic and advanced principles of scale development, data management, and data analysis.
  • Familiarity with microsoft word, excel, spss, and additional/higher level computer programs essential.
  • Knowledge of systems principles related to group organization and management, ability to help procure objectives and management goals from teams,
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams from different campuses (e.g., UCSF, UC Berkeley) to forge complementary objectives and goals
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience/training

Preferred Qualifications
  • Statistical knowledge of higher-order longitudinal data analysis programs (e.g., hierarchical linear modeling, growth curve analyses)
  • Ability to work with financial managers to project revenue from clinical/assessment income from expanded assessments at psychology clinic
  • Experience in academic/research environment

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $34.49 - $45.98.

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.

Other Information

This is a full-time, 40-hours per week, career position.

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:

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