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Postdoctoral Scholar Employee - Institute for Business & Social Impact- Haas School of Business
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 23, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Scholar Employee - Institute for Business & Social Impact- Haas School of Business
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 06/30/2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Business - General

Postdoctoral Scholar Employee - Institute for Business & Social Impact- Haas School of Business

Position overview
Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar Employee Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position: Off-scale salaries' and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. Percent time: 100% Anticipated start: August 21, 2023 Position duration: This position is funded for one year with possible renewal. Application Window

Open date: January 20, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Feb 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Institute for Business and Social Impact at UC Berkeley seeks to hire a candidate who applies pioneering and rigorous analysis to policy relevant topics in economics finance, and related fields. This position frees scholars from teaching and administrative responsibilities, allowing them to focus on research during the early stages of their careers. The postdoctoral fellow will have many opportunities for intellectual exchanges across the UC Berkeley campus

Duties of Position:
The position offers direct engagement in new and exciting research opportunities and personal mentorship from faculty and other researchers on the team. Scholars will gain an expanded network of collaborators and become members of the UC Berkeley research community by actively participating in seminar series and taking advantage of various internal workshops to present and receive feedback on their work. The fellow will also have time for their own complementary research.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree program at the time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) by the start date.
No more than four years of post-degree research experience.
Preferred qualifications

Familiarity with field work and field experiments.
Previous experience developing research projects in collaboration with non-academic stakeholders (NGOs, governments, or industry partners).

Ph.D in economics, finance, and related fields who are interest in Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Fintech and Financial Inclusion, as well as Behavioral Economics are invited to apply.
Scholars with strengths in applied micro-econometrics, field experiments, and applied data science (including machine learning and computational methods with unstructured data) are particularly encouraged.

Advanced programming skills in R/Stata.
Strong quantitative skills (coursework in econometrics and statistics) Excellent organizational and data management skills.
Fluency and excellent communication skills in English.
Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and work in teams.
Application Requirements
Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Writing Sample - Job Market Paper or one PhD dissertation chapter- or article length writing sample.

  • Research Agenda - A 1-page summary of your research agenda non-technical language, suitable for a broad audience outside of your discipline
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

References should be from individuals who are familiar with the applicant's written work and qualifications for the position.
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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs - With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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