Lawrence Hall of Science, 50 years: 1968-2018; University of California, Berkeley

Job Title: Research Assistant
Job ID: 26047
Department: Lawrence Hall of Science

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Application Review Date

First Review Date: December 19, 2018

Departmental Overview

Welcome to the University of California, Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science—the country’s only science center that is part of a top-tier, public research university. This distinctive affiliation allows the Hall to partner with world-class scientists, engineers, educational leaders, and teachers, with the goal of developing and disseminating the most innovative and effective science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs available today. Our mission is to inspire and foster science learning for all—especially for those with limited access to science.

The Research Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science supports equitable and inclusive independent research services and collaborates on national initiatives to support the development and implementation of innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities for both formal and informal educational needs.


Involves analytical studies on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues in support of a function, program and/or organizational unit, or in research of new or changing systems and programs. Assists in policy and program planning, development and administration; interprets, monitors and analyzes information regarding policies and procedures and provides consultative services regarding general management to department administrators.

  • Learns to gather and assemble analytical and factual data.
  • Learns to prepare reports and summarize information available on the assigned issues and identifies other matters of significance. Contacts internal staff at all organizational levels to gather information.
  • Learns to prepare preliminary outlines for the conduct of analysis and assigned objectives.
  • Provides a variety of preliminary analytical studies in support of a function, program and/or organizational unit.
  • Contribute to the organizational priorities and culture.
  • Learns to determine and locate sources for the collection of information and data.
  • Executes special or continuous research and data analysis responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

  • Skills to learn campus-specific and other computer application programs such as SPSS, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Basic understanding of qualitative research and use of spreadsheets to organize and manipulate information.
  • Basic verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, especially regarding workflow and progress on projects to project leads.
  • Experience interacting with people of different ages and ways of thinking
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
  • Skills to analyze information and learn to synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within an environment that is committed to equity and inclusion.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please visit, search the listings for Job ID number 26047, and submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a 1 year contract position

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

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