State of California Published: January 9, 2018
Sacramento, California
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We're looking for researchers to join our team of applied demographers with the State of California Department of Finance.

If you're interested in population projections, public policy, microsimulation, fertility, aging, crunching data, and building visualizations to investigate and communicate your insights on these subjects, then I'd encourage you to consider sending in an application.

We’re aiming to recruit someone with postgraduate experience, such as PhD in progress or recently completed, or MA with a few years of relevant work. More important than your credentials is your drive to produce excellent social science. The ideal candidate will have strong familiarity with statistical software and interest in working on formal demography and population projections.

Our work frequently branches across agencies to inform budget and policy decisions. There's a lot of room to be creative here and rewards for taking initiative. We have great datasets and a lot less red tape than you'd expect.

We’re an hour from the SF Bay, 90 minutes from wine country, and two hours from the Sierras. Sacramento is a rapidly growing metro area and there's a lot to do in the city and environs. This is a full time job with excellent work/life balance: use it as a springboard while building your skills, or stay and make a career.

Interested? The job announcement is posted online at (look for a listing for “Research Specialist II” -- there are two right now, one in Economics and one in Demographics further down the list). Further details about eligibility and the application process are available there. You can apply online with a CalCareer account (JC # 93788).

The position is open until filled, with priority consideration for applications we receive by February 1. We’re happy to address any questions about the jobs by email at

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