Postdoctoral Scholar in Economics
University of California Berkeley Center for Effective Global Action
United States

Postdoctoral Scholar - Economics - Center for Effective Global Action

Job #JPF03199
  • Ctr of Eval for Global Action / VC Res Other Research Units / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Position title:Postdoctoral Scholar
Salary range: Salary commensurate with experience.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: January 3, 2022
Position duration: 24 months

Application Window

Open date: November 1st, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 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 Center for Effective Global Action seeks to hire a recent PhD graduate who applies pioneering and rigorous analysis to policy-relevant topics in economics. This position frees scholars from teaching and administrative responsibilities, allowing them to focus on research. The scholar will have many opportunities for intellectual exchanges with UC Berkeley scholars and faculty. The position offers a direct engagement in new and exciting research opportunities and personal mentorship from faculty and other researchers on the team.
The postdoctoral scholar will gain an expanded network of collaborators and mentors, generating fresh and innovative research that is important for economic policy. The scholar will be part of a dynamic research team and gain experience with all the steps of the research process. The scholar will become an integrated member of the economic and business school communities by actively participating in seminar series in the Economics department and/or School of Business and taking advantage of various internal workshops to present and provide feedback on research at different stages.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
    • PhD (or equivalent international degree)
    • No more than 12 months of post-degree research experience
Preferred qualifications
    • Ph.D or equivalent international degree. in economics, finance, and related fields
    • Interest in Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Urban Economics, and Crime and Violence
    • Strength in applied micro-econometrics, field experiments, and applied data science (including machine learning and computational methods with unstructured data)
    • Strong programming skills in R/Stata and Spatial analysis Software (e.g., ArcGIS)
    • 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
    • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials
    • Previous experience developing research projects in collaboration with non-academic stakeholders (NGOs, governments, or industry partners)
    • Fluency in Spanish

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Research Summary - One-page summary of your research agenda. Non -technical language, suitable for a broad audience outside of your discipline.
  • Research Statment - A one page (max 800 words) research statement that includes a brief description of your dissertation research and a more detailed proposal for the project(s) you are interested in pursuing during the fellowship.
  • Writing Sample - One PhD dissertation chapter or article-length writing sample, no more than 25 pages. The writing sample may be published or unpublished.
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists.
References should be from individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s written work and qualifications
for the position.

Apply link:

Help contact:

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location

Berkeley, California

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Socioloxy


All Jobs


Harvard University Academic Positions

Kuwait University Current Faculty Openings

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

Tsinghua University Job Postings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Tokyo Current Academic Vacancies

University of Toronto Open Faculty Positions