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The Public Policy Institute of California’s Higher Education Center (HEC) aims to recruit a research fellow with expertise in higher education. PPIC research fellows are highly trained professionals with strong analytical skills and with a driving interest in using those skills to create and communicate knowledge that informs California’s policymaking processes and outcomes.

Successful candidates will bring substantive knowledge of and interest in working with a team of researchers on issues of college access, outcomes, and affordability, with the goal of helping ensure a more equitable higher education system in California. The research fellow in this position would lead a research agenda on financial aid reform and higher education finance, and have the opportunity to develop new projects. This role is expected to start in spring 2024, or later.

PPIC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, whose mission is to inform and improve public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research. PPIC offers high-quality research and analysis to a broad policy-oriented audience, encouraging productive dialogue and inspiring the search for sustainable policy solutions around the state. Institute events feature viewpoints from across the political spectrum and promote thoughtful and respectful discussions on critical issues facing California.

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