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La Jolla
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#108982 Community Outreach Liaison

Initial Review Date: Thu 7/29/2021

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The NIDDK Information Network (dkNET; was launched by the FAIR Data Informatics Laboratory ( at UCSD to serve the needs of basic and clinical investigators in metabolic, digestive and kidney disease by facilitating access to research resources that advance the mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). By research resources, we mean the multitude of data, software tools, materials, services, projects and organizations available to researchers in the public domain. dkNET was created specifically to address the challenge of connecting researchers to research resources. dkNET also provides the Hypothesis Center - a hub for big data and hypothesis generation that allows researchers to explore information across different 'omics datasets.

This position provides critical community outreach and engagement support to the research team for the NIDDK Information Network (dkNET; This position will work closely with the dkNET team in supporting a range of activities linked to community-dkNET partnerships, researcher engagement and knowledge networking. The position requires biological research experience, website and social media experience, as well as the preparation of written reports and visualizations. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to communicate with research scientists, students and trainees, government, industry and broader audiences through workshops, in-person outreach events, multimedia, social media and Web-based systems.


  • Theoretical knowledge of biological sciences or related field preferred as typically attained by a Bachelor’s Degree; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent scientific research writing skills-including the ability to keep clear and accurate records.

  • Good interpersonal communication skills including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility with students, staff, faculty, and visitors of various cultures and backgrounds.

  • Proven experience with website content management and development. Experience with social media and managing social media campaigns. Excellent technological literacy and skills.

  • Experience in multi-tasking and ability to perform under pressure/deadlines coordinating large and complex projects. Skill to use independent judgment and to make decisions and solve complex problems.

  • Proven ability to exercise leadership, and set positive example for campus work groups and departmental staff in meeting goals and creating a rewarding work environment.

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing data and interpreting data. Strong data base management skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member, collaborate with colleagues, and maintain open lines of clear communication across networks.

  • Demonstrated ability with project management skills.

  • Strong ability to analyze, synthesize and visualize data. Ability to ethically and effectively communicate data.


  • Knowledge of Diabetes, Kidney diseases, or Digestive diseases.
  • Experience working in the Diabetes, Kidney diseases, or Digestive diseases research community.
  • Experience with creating outreach via website content and social media posts.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional work on weekends and nights (e.g., for outreach events), and travel off campus to outreach events.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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