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#109371 Biomedical Informatics Services Manager

Extended Deadline: Wed 9/29/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/04/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI), an organized research unit established to provide education, training, and infrastructure for clinical research in UC San Diego Health Sciences. It encompasses four hospital systems, two universities and four biomedical research organizations. The ACTRI provides clinical and translational research support across a wide collaboration of units. The ACTRI is highly collaborative with affiliations that stretch across UC San Diego and San Diego State University to the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and the Salk Institute, to Rady Children’s Hospital and the VA San Diego Health Care System, to nonprofit and biotech/pharma.

The Biomedical Informatics division of ACTRI provides leading edge information systems and expert management, in support of clinical and translational research. Computational services are hosted within a HIPAA compliant secure research cloud, including integrations with health system EHR, CTMS, informatics and clinical data warehouse systems.

The ACTRI division of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is a leader in using, innovating and providing informatics technologies and services to enable advances in healthcare research and collaborations. Focusing on data-oriented infrastructure, computational science and biomedical informatics applications such as Epic EHR and Research Module, Velos CTMS, Biospecimen, REDCap, and AWS HIPAA cloud. ACTRI-BMI serves as a UCSD and national resource for clinical data informatics expertise, consultation and collaborations. Our cyberinfrastructure services integrates software, hardware, and professional consultancy in multi-disciplinary Health Sciences translational research.

The incumbent will serve as the expert for the CTMS applications within the CTRI and across Health Sciences. Responsible for implementation of research studies in these CTMS in order to improve the efficiency of conducting studies, improving revenue capture, and enhance the quality of study data. Works closely with the study team to construct study calendars, data collection forms (i.e., case report forms), budgets, reports, and other such tools. Provides training to users of the applications and guides other analysts configuring these applications. Responsible for the identification of issues related to the construction processes and the re-engineering of such processes, including documentation, standard operating procedure (SOP) creation and training, where feasible.

Incumbent will coordinate the construction of these tools across Health Sciences so that a consistent implementation approach is executed by all implementation analysts in CTRI and other departments or groups. Incumbent will establish shared development processes, configuration guidelines, and style sheets for these tools. Facilitates communications among all implementation analysts in various departments through meetings and electronic communications tools.

Incumbent is responsible for monitoring, verifying, and validating the integrity of various tools and data elements in one or more applications that support a core set of needs: including, but not limited to: regulatory tracking and reviews, study set-up, subject enrollment, budgeting, and invoicing. Under general direction, the incumbent independently prioritizes assignments and completes ongoing tasks following established University, ORU and Federal research guidelines.


  • Nine (9) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus five (5) years of related experience/training with an emphasis in computer science, data processing, computer information systems, or in a related field.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a technical staff of IT and/or scientific personnel, including projects performed by multiple developers.

  • Bioinformatics informatics core, database and cloud computation services working experience.

  • Experience with managing research for adherence to IRB, HIPAA and other federal research and security compliance guidelines.

  • Expertise in the clinical research domain, particularly in clinical trials, acquired by experience of at least six (6) years. Working experience as full-time study coordinator or data manager, leveraging CRMS software and such as Velos eResearch, OnCore, Epic Research and/or REDCap.

  • Solid knowledge of bioinformatics methods, bioinformatics applications programming, web development, data security, operating systems, relational databases, and data structures in an open source environment.

  • Technical working experience with Epic or other electronic health records (EHR) applications system for clinical research or operations and integrations.

  • Proven critical thinking, persuasion/negotiation, conflict resolution, mentoring and staff development, supervision, problem solving, human resources policies and procedures relating to management responsibilities.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, quantitative and analytical abilities.

  • Demonstrated experience developing, deploying and managing web portals.

  • Solid project management experience in a biomedical or research organization.

  • Advanced knowledge of applicable technical project management policy analysis techniques and practices.

  • Advanced analytical/problem-solving skills.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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