Job Openings at the UC Berkeley Labor Center


Two GSR Positions Open at the Labor Center!

Summer/Fall GSR III position

The GSR will support and participate in research, materials development, and organizing events for the implementation of a learning lab for high road worker/management/community partnerships focused on improving equity and job quality, and building a carbon neutral economy.

During the period of appointment, the student must:

● Have a GPA of at least 3.0.

● Have no more than 2 Incompletes in upper division or graduate level courses

● Be registered and enrolled in a minimum of 12 units (except summer and winter breaks) unless already advanced to doctoral candidacy.

● Submit time records that reflect the appropriate percentage of effort throughout the semester of appointment.

● Plan and report absences consistent with hiring unit policy.

Key Graduate Researcher Responsibilities

● Maintain, update and process project databases.

● Assist team members scheduling, managing and delivering webinars, trainings, and related materials.

● Assist in preparing reports or papers for seminars, publication, etc.

● Look for information online or in libraries.

● Compile information and materials for approval for research involving human subjects.

● Support data collection, prepare questions for surveys, find subjects, ensure completion of surveys, tabulate and summarize data.

● Assist with the grant proposals or funding applications.

● Assist in preparing reports, manuscripts, etc., for publishing.

● Prepare slideshows, videos, or presentations.

● Conduct interviews or surveys under the guidance of program director.

● Use statistical techniques on the data gathered for analyzing and tabulating.

● Other duties as required.

Essential Skills and Abilities

● Knowledge about current research methodologies and statistical techniques relevant to the field.

● Ability to work independently.

● Ability to work well in a team.

● Ability to think logically and creatively.

● Good verbal and written communication skills.

● Good interpersonal skills and sensitivity.

This position will be 20 hours per week (GSR III, 50% full fee remission), working remotely. Please send a cover letter and resume by July 9, 2021 to Pamela Egan,


Fall 2021 GSR Position, UC Berkeley Labor Center, Low Wage Work Team

The UC Berkeley Labor Center is searching for a graduate student researcher to support our research projects on low-wage work and labor market inequalities by race, ethnicity, gender, and immigration status. This position has the potential to work on a wide variety of projects, including data analysis, literature reviews, and qualitative research. This is an excellent opportunity to work with leading researchers on projects that are directly relevant to working families in California.

Job qualifications:

  • Graduate student in sociology, public policy, city & regional planning, economics, or other relevant departments
  • Solid writing skills
  • Interest in analyzing public policies that help working families—especially in low-income communities, immigrant communities, and communities of color.
  • One or more of the following:
    • Experience conducting quantitative research (including familiarity with Stata/R and labor market datasets)
    • Experience conducting interviews, focus groups, and/or surveys
    • Experience with policy analysis

This position will be 20 hours per week. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (if possible showing research analysis) by May 14, 2021 to Anhara Alexander,