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Research Associate (7397U), School of Public Health - 27298
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 20, 2022
Title Research Associate (7397U), School of Public Health - 27298
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Health/Management/Administration

Research Associate (7397U), School of Public Health - 27298

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.

Departmental Overview

This position will support public health projects at the Forum for Collaborative Research (Forum). The Forum founded in 1997, is a public/private collaboration addressing cutting edge science and policy issues through a process of stakeholder engagement. The mission of the Forum is to facilitate collaborative research in drug development. The Forum has a unique and complex structure that includes stakeholder partners such as patients/patient advocates, academia, governmental agencies, industry, insurers, professional societies and other relevant entities. This position will be housed at the Forum offices located at the UCDC Campus in Washington, DC.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: December 13, 2021


  • Independently implements a work-plan to set up symposia - notifying attendees of logistics, agenda, reimbursement policy, assuring that meeting planner has appropriately prepared meeting infrastructure and addressing logistical issues raised by attendees.
  • Assists senior staff in performing research such as identifying and distributing background materials, preparing initial drafts for review by more senior staff and incorporating recommended changes.
  • Independently writes first drafts of planned publications, abstracts, or meeting summaries based on content of faculty roundtables, individual projects and scientific symposia for review and editing.
  • Prepares background materials for grant applications and/or funding requests and symposia.
  • Independently identifies and assists with grant applications or funding opportunities after reviewing the grant or funding documents.
  • Works closely with administrative staff and senior staff to assure progress on weekly work-plan.
  • Prepares weekly report on activities for review by senior staff and works closely with junior staff.
  • Identifies problems and proposes solutions to problems for presentation to faculty and supervisory staff.
  • Assists junior staff in identification, collection and posting of didactic materials for students per direction of staff.
  • Supports senior staff in analysis of scientific data or clinical information.
  • Attend trainings as needed and required by the university and unit.
  • Other Duties as assigned by the Forum leadership.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn common campus-specific and other computer application programs, including Excel and ability to manipulate spreadsheet data.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to work with Salesforce, email distribution platforms and other related programs such as Mailchimp.
  • 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.
  • Works effectively as a team member with senior internal and external scientists, public health officials, governmental institutions, industry, academia, patient representatives/advocates, clinical researchers and administrative personnel.
  • Coordinates and manages work assignments of junior scientific staff (interns).
  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively with scientists and physicians, government officials and public health/patient advocates.
  • Able to conduct background scientific research independently and prepare summaries, meeting minutes, draft scientific abstracts and paper.
  • Able to post background materials on company website without supervision.
  • Familiarity with public health issues preferably in areas of focus at the Forum, which include non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)/non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), rare diseases, HBV, transplantation associated viral infections, ocular diseases and HIV.


  • Master's degree in public health or other life sciences and/or equivalent experience.

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.

Other Information

  • This is a 12-month, full-time (40 hours/week), Contract (temporary) position, eligible for full UC-benefits.
  • This position is remote friendly, with 25% remote work-eligibibility.
  • This position is located in Washington, DC.

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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