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Data Scientist/Senior Data Scientist

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Data Scientist/Senior Data Scientist
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: 36350
Salary: $4,600 - $11,183 monthly

Position Description:
In the face of the danger posed by COVID to people incarcerated in prisons and jails, the UCLA Prison Law and Policy Program launched the UCLA COVID Behind Bars Data Project in March 2020. Currently a team of seven staff and dozens of volunteers, the Project tracks the spread and impact of COVID in prisons and jails and advocates for greater transparency and accountability around the pandemic response of the carceral system.

The Project seeks a Senior Data Scientist or Data Scientist to join our interdisciplinary team of data scientists and policy researchers to obtain, process, and analyze COVID data from carceral facilities, including state and federal prisons, county and city jails, immigration detention centers, and juvenile detention centers.

We are a small team and work collaboratively, though remotely. The work we produce is intended for both technical and broader public audiences. Examples include the following:
Data to power the CDC's Correctional Facility COVID Data Tracker
Published research in public health journals (e.g., JAMA, AJPM, MMWR)
Blog posts and white papers on data trends and policies related to the pandemic behind bars
Social media posts drawing attention to outbreaks and other urgent issues
Carceral mortality dataset and associated research

Responsibilities include the following:
Accountable for data pipelines which scrape and compile data from a range of sources using R
Developing and reviewing reproducible code from team members to integrate and standardize disparate datasets
Analyzing and communicating findings from data and statistical analyses to various audiences (e.g., the public, journalists, legislators, litigators, advocates, funders)
Partner with nontechnical stakeholders to set data objectives and develop detailed project execution plans

Required qualifications include the following:
Proficiency using R or another programming language to manipulate data and draw insights from large, complex datasets
Experience working with diverse collaborators with varying levels of data literacy
Familiarity with git/GitHub or another version control system
Experience working with diverse collaborators with varying levels of data literacy
Familiarity or interest in working with public health and/or criminal justice data
Outstanding leadership, judgment, attention to detail, and the ability to foster a collaborative, remote working environment

Preferred qualifications include the following:
Experience planning and executing quantitative and qualitative data projects including analysis, archiving, or collection
Experience with different project management methodologies and an interest in developing the best fit for a variety of projects
Prior experience building or maintaining productionized ETL pipelines in R or Python
Experience with web-scraping or using OCR to convert data from unstructured sources to a machine-readable format
Experience creating impactful data visualizations for social media and reports
Lived experience with and/or knowledge of the criminal legal system

This position will begin immediately and is funded through January 2023, with a possible extension depending on need and funding. The work will be remote; applicants need not reside in California. The Senior Data Scientist or Data Scientist will be supervised by the Project Director. The salary will be $70,000 - $80,000 per annum with limited benefits including health insurance.


For full application instructions and position description, please visit: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=84100

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction


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Data Scientist/Senior Data Scientist
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: 36350
Salary: $4,600 - $11,183 monthly

Position Description:
In the face of the danger posed by COVID to people incarcerated in prisons and jails, the…

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