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Data Scientist - Policy Economics

Data Science
in San Francisco, California

About the Role

As a data scientist on the Policy Economics team, you will shape and execute research that speaks to the long-term policy environment Uber faces, with a particular focus on labor economics. Much of this research takes the form of collaborations with external academic research partners. In addition to analyzing massive quantities of data, you will have the opportunity to interact with thought leaders in the world of labor economics and policy.

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 smoothly
  • Collaborate with in-country policy teams to develop research that speaks to their local contexts
  • Develop deep cross-functional relationships with product, legal, and operations to ensure alignment between policy research and business strategy
  • Present results to business stakeholders and the academic and policy communities

What You'll Need

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in Economics, Statistics, Math, Engineering, Computer Science, or another quantitative field; PhDs welcome
  • Candidates with a relevant PhD and/or extensive experience will be evaluated (and paid) commensurate with their education and experience.
  • Minimum 1 year of quantitative research or data science experience
  • Strong data skills and the ability to use tools such as SQL, Python, and R to work efficiently at scale
  • The ability to work independently and execute a research plan with minimal oversight
  • The ability to organize and synthesize analyses and communicate data insights with clarity

About the Team

The Policy Economics team conducts rigorous research that places our business and driver-partners in the context of the economies in which Uber operates. Our mission is to help people both inside and outside Uber understand the unique nature of our independent work model and how it interacts with the wider world of work.

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.