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Research Associate, SPH (7397U) - 12039
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 20, 2020
Title Research Associate, SPH (7397U) - 12039
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

Research Associate, SPH (7397U) - 12039

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: October 30, 2020

Departmental Overview

The School of Public Health (SPH) is a large and complex professional school at UC Berkeley, with a mission to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through interdisciplinary collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational research.

The School is comprised of six academic divisions and 30 research centers and programs, with over 200 faculty, 120 academic/research staff, 155 management/professional/ administrative staff, and 285 student researchers/instructors/workers. The School offers a core MPH degree with nine areas of study, along with five MA and MS degree programs, a DrPH and five PhD degree programs, and five concurrent programs with other UC Berkeley schools and colleges; in addition, the School offers a joint degree with UC San Francisco. The School launched UC Berkeley's first on-line degree program in 2012 and is rapidly expanding the program to reach a wide range of domestic and international audiences through online degrees, certificate programs, and executive education. The School enrolls approximately 575 graduate students per year, as well as educating roughly 440 undergraduate students through an upper-division public health major. The School's more than 13,000 graduates can be found working throughout the world, in both the public and private sectors.

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Research Support:
  • Supports senior staff in researching and analyzing scientific information relevant to HIV Forum's work.
  • Prepares initial drafts for concept notes, background materials, etc.
  • Reviews/reads publications to update the team on the recent developments in the field.

Project/ working groups' support:
  • Under senior staff supervision communicates with stakeholders, schedules calls, develops call agendas, independently writes first drafts of the call summaries, helps with planned publications, abstracts, and with other tasks as needed for the project.

Event Support:
  • Develops tasks' spreadsheets for every event.
  • Assists senior staff with planning webinars, conferences, symposia.
  • Together with the senior team involved in event-related logistics for webinars including setting up zoom link, developing/creating meeting agendas, participant list, drafts invitation, administers post-meeting surveys, etc.

Website and Other Communication Materials:
  • Works closely with senior staff to update the website content, and other communication materials such as concept notes, contact information spreadsheets, and member rosters,

Progress report:
  • Prepares weekly progress report spreadsheet on activities for review by senior staff.

Problem Solving:
  • Identifies potential impediments/problems and proposes solutions to help improve day to day activities of the HIV Forum.

Other Administrative Support:
  • Updating salesforce.

Required Qualifications
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills. Communicates clearly and effectively with scientists, physicians, government officials and community representatives at large. High-level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point. Should have familiarity with public health issues in the areas of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. Strong 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. Able to effectively use tools such as doodle polls, salesforce, survey monkey, zoom.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in public health or other life sciences and/or equivalent experience/training is preferred.

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 $58,000.00 - $70,000.00.

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 two-year, full-time, 40-hours per week, Contract (temporary) appointment.

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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