College of Natural Resources
The College of Natural Resources at the University of California at Berkeley has one available position for a Research Specialist. This position will provide research support for a Committee on Research Bridging Grant to study the impact of migrant workers in Central America & Mexico, specifically how migrants impact wages and agricultural production systems. In addition, the incumbent will coordinate the analysis of and contribute to seek funding for ecosystem services & climate change issues in Latin America. Position has a base full-time salary of $51,720 per year, commensurate with experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality found at http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html
Responsibilities include data collection efforts from several sources such as personal interviews, existing immigration reports, household surveys, censuses and the Internet. This position requires travel and working closely with faculty members to design a work plan for successful completion of this project, and the capacity to coordinate research between UC Berkeley faculty and higher education and research institutions in Latin America such as the CATIE, IICA, major research universities, as well as non-profits and non-governmental institutions throughout Latin America. The incumbent will convey project results via presentations at seminars, in writing via partial and final reports, and publications in scholarly journals.
Ph.D. preferred in natural resources, environmental economics, or a similar field. Possess a general knowledge of the immigration literature and the ability to manipulate potentially large data sets. Must be fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Additionally, the applicant must have substantial experience carrying out research in multicultural settings in the Latin American context.
$51,720, depending on qualifications.
Please refer to the University's statement on confidentiality. Minorities and women encouraged to apply. University of California is an EOE/AAE.