Institution or company
University of California, Berkeley


Job Description
The Demography Department at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s leading population research centers, with a long tradition of technical innovation and being at the forefront of computational techniques in demography. The successful candidate will serve as the new demography computing director, whose primary goal will be to maintain and innovate the department’s research and instructional computing. The Demography Department has historically maintained its own Linux server network, used for computationally intensive research computing, secure data storage and access, instructional computing, and web services. Over the next years we plan to transition away from maintaining our own servers, instead finding solutions for each of these tasks using other campus networks for secure data storage and access, instructional computing, and research computing. The next demography computing director will oversee this transition. The position will offer the opportunity to design our new computing infrastructure, create new approaches to solving computational problems, and build a culture for modern statistical and social science computing. The position will also offer the opportunity to instruct faculty, researchers and students, keeping the Department’s computational capacities and knowledge at the frontier of emerging computational methods.


Advise and help faculty implement efficient solutions for computationally intensive research, including using our own servers, emerging campus resources, and cloud computing.

Oversee existing network of Linux servers used for computationally intensive research, instructional computing, and secure data access.

Provide research computing training to faculty, students, and other department-affiliated researchers.

Manage department research websites, including those with secure access features.

Required Qualifications

Familiarity with diverse computing systems, including Linux networks, cloud computing, personal computing, and high-performance computing.

Experience designing solutions for research computing problems.

Knowledge of R software. Bachelor’s degree in relevant area.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in relevant area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Annual salary is commensurate with
experience within the range of $82,400.00 – $116,900.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

The first review date for this job: 09/05/2022.


How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.


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Contact Name
Michelle Poulin


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