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UC Hastings RESEARCH MANAGER in San Francisco, California



Classification: Level 1 / Class Code 2038 / Full-Time / Exempt / Benefited


The Center for Innovation at the University of California Hastings College of the Law seeks a Research Manager to support the Center's research and to work directly with Professor Robin Feldman. The research topics and writing will relate largely to legislative and regulatory reform of pharmaceutical pricing, but may also include artificial intelligence, information integrity, intellectual property, and other topics. Data work will include mining of large data sets, along with statistical analysis and interpretation. The ideal applicant will have a J.D. and at least two years of law practice experience or legal research experience. This is a temporary contract appointment.


Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performing legal research to support academic publications;

  • Writing sections of white papers and academic research;

  • Writing reports of results for funders and policymakers;

  • Editing papers designed for peer-reviewed or law journal publications;

  • Designing and implementing data analysis and research plans;



  • B.A. or B.S. and J.D.

  • Two years of law practice and experience or legal research

  • Policy and/or data research experience. Ideal applicants will have the opportunity to influence policy and public discussion through their data analysis and writing.


  • Experience with or ability to learn research data sets along with languages needed to gather and interpret them;

  • Experience with or ability to learn legal research databases such as Westlaw and Lexis;

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation;

  • Must be energetic, articulate, detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment;

  • As with many startups, the Center offices are set up as an open, cooperative workspace, rather than individual offices. The Research Manager must be comfortable with that working environment.


Health and Welfare Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses

  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Legal Insurance

  • University of California Retirement Plan (defined benefit)

  • Deferred Compensation Plans/Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs

For your Work/Life Balance

  • Fourteen paid holidays per year

  • Generous vacation and sick leave

  • Commuter Benefits Program


Failure to provide the information as required on the application and/or instructions to apply shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration.

Please note: This position has been designated as “sensitive” and requires a pre-employment background check.

*This position is on an annual contract renewal basis. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory job performance and continued available funding for this position and department

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


Applicants who meet the position requirements will be competitively evaluated to identify the individuals whose breadth and depth of experience and education most closely relate to the stated requirements and the needs of the College. Not all applicants will be contacted for an interview.

The position is open until filled.

The skills listed above are comprehensive, and we understand there are great candidates who possess only a subset of those skills, or who have other important skills. If you match some of these skills, please do not hesitate to apply.

UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer. UC Hastings strives to provide a diverse and inclusive educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect. UC Hastings College of the Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.