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Senior Research Manager

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
26100091 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $76,000 - $123,700

Position Information

The Center for Social Innovation (CSI) at the University of California, Riverside seeks a Senior Researcher in mixed-method research for a variety of projects and initiatives. The incumbent will work in close coordination with the research director, research staff, as well as partners that include community organizations, research centers, government agencies, private philanthropy, and news organizations. The incumbent should possess strong client-facing customer service and presentation skills and have experience in applied research or research for corporate or policy audiences. The incumbent must demonstrate excellent project management skills, possess a track record of overseeing multiple streams of work, and can work in a fast-paced environment and serve as research lead on projects as needed. Strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines are required. This is a two-year position, with renewal based on performance and the availability of additional funding. Work samples will be requested of all shortlisted candidates. The budgeted salary for this position is about $75,000.

**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. **


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Master's degree or other terminal degree, or significant research experience, in public policy, the social sciences, or related fields. Preferred


Experience Requirement
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
2 years of demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: inclusive economic development, community development, environmental sustainability, and workforce Preferred
2 years of demonstrated experience with the application of quantitative methods and qualitative methods, as well as data visualization. Coursework can count towards experience. Required

Minimum Requirements

Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.
Research skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations.
Thorough knowledge of research function.
Thorough skills in analysis and consultation.
Skills in project management.
Thorough skills associated with statistical analysis and systems programming.
Skills associated with producing web-based, responsive data tables, maps, and other types of data visualizations and data tools.

Preferred Qualifications

Skills associated with user interface/user experience design (UI/UX).

Skills associated with the use of open-source statistical software, including Python and R.

Skills associated with mapping software, including working with shapefiles and demographic data.

Skills associated with web scraping and making API requests to server-based data.

Skills associated with training on research and data tools.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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