Job Requisition Number: 23553. The Berkeley Science and Math Initiative (BSMI) is UC Berkeley?s response to the crisis in K?12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in California and across the United States. BSMI consists of Cal Teach Berkeley, which prepares undergraduates for K?12 math and science classrooms; and Math for America Berkeley, a professional development fellowship program for veteran Bay Area public school teachers. These programs offer innovative ways for preparing, supporting, and sustaining outstanding math and science teachers, creating a foundation for advancement in technology and innovation in high-need communities.
The Research Data Analyst will gather, analyze, and interpret a wide variety of data from existing state and university resources to support the research effort of BSMI and the California Teacher Education Research and Improvement Network (CTERIN). The need for well-prepared California teachers has never been greater with teacher shortages in the key areas of math, science, and special education; persistent gaps in achievement; the implementation of new math and science standards; and new standardized assessments. California does not have a unified database that allows research into the effectiveness of pathways into and through the teaching profession. CTERIN was created to address this gap, and this Research Data Analyst position is a key to providing the reliable data on teacher preparation and retention programs necessary to conduct the desired research. The Research Data Analyst will access data from state and university partners, establish data use agreements, and protocols in accordance with applicable University policies and procedures, establish a secure server for data, identify core features characteristic of teacher education programs that will serve as data points, and establish protocols for providing access to data for researchers conducting policy work. This position will collect and organize data sets, develop research questions and approaches to answering them, and analyze collected information according to established statistical methods to be used by the broader CTERIN research community. The Research Data Analyst will help interpret combinations of large datasets for an audience of state policy makers and influencers.Knowledge/Skills: ?Working knowledge of research function and state educational policy. ?Working skills in statistical analysis, database design and data security measures. ?Working knowledge of current statistical analysis software and platforms (eg R, Stata, SAS, SPSS). ?Basic knowledge and demonstrated experiencing with query software, data modeling, and data mining software. ?Experience working with disparate data sets, including abstraction, compilation, entry and descriptive statistical analysis. ?Working skills in analysis and consultation. ?Ability to work and communicate effectively with multiple internal and external stakeholders including a broad range of academic faculty, education advocates, program managers, and administrative staff. ?Ability to work well independently. ?Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and written. ?Ability to manage multiple activities in a deadline-oriented environment; highly organized, flexible and rigorous attention to detail. ?Strong quantitative background. Education/Training: ?Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. This is a 50% time (20 hours per week) contract role beginning now through the end of the year.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.