The UC Berkeley D-Lab (Social Sciences Data Laboratory) is hiring up to five full-fee remission, 50% time appointment (20 hours/week), graduate student researcher (GSR) positions starting in January 2020 to teach workshops and provide consulting. These positions may be renewed. 


If you feel inspired to help fellow researchers and students learn about and work with data science tools and topics, we are interested in hearing from you. D-Lab has an accessible and inclusive culture that values diversity and open exchange. We will mentor, support, and foment your growth by providing you with professional development in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment. You will provide instruction and/or consultation to others and also receive research and instructional mentorship in our highly successful professional learning community, which is widely recognized on campus and beyond as an educational model. 


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the application deadline.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 11:59pm.



• 20 hours/week appointment, in-office at D-Lab (3rd floor, Barrows Hall)

• Be available on campus starting Tuesday, January 14, 2020

• Have experience with social science, research data, and applications

• Experience working with underrepresented students

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with D-Lab community principles

• Diverse background

• Teaching experience: as a lecturer preferred; we have canned materials for you to teach from although there are occasional opportunities to develop your own

• Consulting experience: as data science, statistical, programming, or computer science consultant or tutor preferred

• Research experience (individual, course work, professional, or as a GSR)




Instructor track: 


• Teach 2-3 workshops each week

• Complete 3-5 consulting tickets each week

• Participate in organizational meetings, outreach activities and other administrative tasks

• Curriculum review and development 

• Research support as needed


Consultant track:


• Coordinate day-to-day consulting requests with the pool of D-Lab consultants, including managing backlog, communicating with clients, and working with D-Lab staff on future directions of the consulting service.

• Complete 3-10 consulting tickets each week

• Teach 1 workshop every week

• Participate in organizational meetings, outreach activities and other administrative tasks

• Research support as needed


Compensation and Hours

Full fee-remission, including:

• Tuition

• Student Service Fee

• Health Insurance Fee

• Berkeley Campus Fee

• Class Pass (AC Transit) Fee

• On-site training

• $24 to $26 hourly compensation in addition to fee-remission (based on experience)

To apply, please review and submit this application form.

Patty Frontiera

Dr. Patty Frontiera is the D-Lab Data Services Lead and a geospatial data scientist.  She is the the official campus representative for ICPSR, the Roper Center, and the Census State Data Center network, and serves as the Co-Director of the Berkeley Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC).  Patty also develops the geospatial workshop curriculum, teaches workshops and consults on geospatial topics.  Patty has been with the D-Lab since 2014 and served as the the Academic Coordinator through Spring 2017. Patty received her Ph.D.