University of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral Scholar - The Possibility Lab (Political Science, Sociology, Economics)

The Possibility Lab

The Possibility Lab, led by Professor Amy Lerman at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar in political science, sociology, economics or a related field with a focus on applied public policy, social inequality, civic engagement, and/or racial justice.

The position is a full-time research opportunity that provides freedom to develop one’s own research agenda (50%), as well as expectations to collaborate with Possibility Lab faculty, faculty affiliates, and research staff on current and new research projects.

The Possibility Lab focuses on community-engaged, data-driven innovation for the public good. Possibility Lab projects cover a range of topics, from criminal justice to housing and public health, with a focus on data-driven public policy research that is co-designed in collaboration with government and community partners. These partnerships often involve descriptive data analysis of large administrative data, conducting and analyzing surveys, and designing and implementing randomized controlled trials (RCTs).


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Last updated: 2022-11-08