GSR – UCLA Department of Psychology


Starting date: June 20, 2022

End date: September 16, 2022

Compensation: This summer GSR position is funded at 50% time (20 hours a week). It does not cover tuition and fees because registration is not required in the summer.

The UCLA Psychology Department has an opening for a Graduate Student Researcher to help support departmental efforts to use local data to inform decision-making and accountability for equity-related goals in our graduate program. This GSR position will provide excellent experience for students interested in higher education; equity, diversity, and inclusion; analytics; consulting; and data-driven decision making.
The GSR will work with the Vice Chair of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Advising Supervisor to develop a sustainable data entry and management system for graduate admissions and fellowship funding data; code for generating data analyses, summaries, and visualizations for reports (including reports for the Academic Senate, Graduate Division, Division of Life Sciences, and internal reports) and online dashboards for both internal and public-facing use. In addition, the GSR will also work on code for generating analyses, summaries, and visualizations for data on faculty teaching loads for undergraduate and graduate courses. Time permitting, additional activities related to the Department of Psychology’s equity-related goals are possible.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Excellent data management skills, including organization and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with web-based collaboration tools used at UCLA, including Box, Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365
  • Experience cleaning and managing datasets in Excel and/or other database software
  • Experience using R to analyze and visualize data
  • Experience using R Markdown to create documents, reports, and/or dashboards
  • Experience with HTML programming
  • Ability to translate research questions into data visualizations for electronic reports
    Grad students must:
  • Be a UCLA graduate student who was registered in spring quarter 2022 and is a continuing graduate student
  • Be in good academic standing and have at least a minimum 3.0 UC graduate GPA at time of appointment
  • Be supervised by Ted Robles, Professor and Vice Chair for Graduate Studies
    How to apply:
  • Submit statement of interest, portfolio of data visualizations and associated code, CV, and contact information for one reference to Ted Robles,
  • Materials will be reviewed starting May 20, 2022.