Center for WorkLife Law, San Francisco is inviting applications from eligible candidates to work as Temporary Research Assistants to work remotely.

About The Center for WorkLife Law

The Center for WorkLife Law, at the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, is an advocacy and research organization that seeks to advance gender and racial equity at work and in education.

About the Opportunity

The Research Assistant will work under the supervision of the Research Director to evaluate the performance evaluations of a large organization. The project will begin with thorough training in the way gender and racial bias play out in performance evaluations.

The majority of the work entails coding comments from performance evaluations for the presence of bias. Once comments are coded, the work will pivot to insight generation and analysis. This position is paid and the work is conducted remotely.

Number of Vacancies


Roles and Responsibilities

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

  • Read literature and develop an understanding of how bias plays out in everyday workplace interactions
  • Take the lead on coding a set of performance evaluation comments for bias
  • Identify inappropriate comments to be addressed by the firm
  • Begin quantitative analyses on the comment codes 
  • Generate insights regarding the types of bias identified in the comment coding 
  • Data management for large quantitative data files

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in progress or completed, particularly in a field of study relevant to the research being conducted such as political science, social work, sociology, psychology, gender and/or race studies, etc. 
  • Two years of research or experience in a professional setting is preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience reading academic material and keeping accurate and detailed records and notes
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and ability to pick up other software and applications quickly
  • Willingness and desire to support the work of others
  • A commitment to WLL’s values
  • Reliable access to the internet via a computer
  • Experience with quantitative data management is a plus 



How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply through the link provided at the end of this post by submitting their resume and cover letter.
Your cover letter should explain why you would like to work for the Center for WorkLife Law and highlight any relevant experience you have, particularly including any related to research, gender or racial equity, and/or nonprofit experience.

Application Deadline

The position is open until filled.


San Francisco, California, United States

Click here to apply.