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Applied Scientist - Research and Economics, Policy Economics

Data Scientist, Data Science
in San Francisco, California

Our policy applied scientists support our policy issue experts around the world, equipping them with data to support our public policy positions. The Economics team produces in-house research and collaborates with world-leading academics to understand our marketplace and improve our product.

About the Role

The Policy Economics team conducts research that forms the foundation for our policy positions and helps policymakers, thought leaders, and the general public gain a better understanding of our platform. We partner with experts around the world to deliver impactful research about independent work and the economics of marketplaces.

What You'll Do

  • Conduct rigorous, careful statistical and econometric analysis in support of our research priorities
  • Manage relationships with our outside research partners to ensure research collaborations run efficiently
  • Collaborate with in-country policy teams to develop research that speaks to their local contexts

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience in data science, with a proven ability to learn and/or use tools such as SQL, Python, and R to work efficiently at scale
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and communicate complex topics to audiences with different backgrounds
  • A track record of working independently and conducting research with minimal oversight

Preferred Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in economics, statistics, or another quantitative social science field; candidates with a relevant PhD and/or extensive experience will be evaluated (and compensated) commensurate with their education and experience
  • Experience in policy-relevant, empirical economics research
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to develop and maintain collaborative and productive research relationships with external research partners
  • Passion for Uber!

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