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La Jolla
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#110660 Staff Research Associate III

Initial Review Date: Tue 10/19/2021

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The UCSD Department of Radiology offers challenging career opportunities cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art services for clinical and translational studies.

The Center for Multimodal Imaging and Genetics (CMIG) is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, programmers, and support staff that plays a leading role in several national and multinational initiatives involving collection and analysis of imaging, genetic, and behavioral data from healthy controls and patient populations.

CMIG hosts the Data Analysis, Informatics and Resource Center (DAIRC) of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, an ongoing, National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study to follow ~12,000 children with longitudinal neuroanatomical, functional imaging and behavioral assessments across 21 sites within the US. The major goals of the study are to provide a publicly available data resource to examine the relationships between environmental influences -- including substance use -- and adolescent brain and cognitive development

Under general supervision, the incumbent will be responsible for assuring and analyzing data integrity and compliance for capture and storage of Electric Health Record and BioSamples data for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study. The incumbent will lead and actively participate as a member of project teams in data management, data access and data extraction. Incumbent will create documentation and prepare data sets for analyses. This position will require the incumbent to independently acquire and analyze data using specialized research equipment. Will require strong quantitative, analytical and computing skills on desktop and server based processing systems. The incumbent will utilize a unique combination of advanced skills and knowledge across multiple specialties and research workflows.

The incumbent will enter the data into the electronic case report forms (eCRFs) from REDCap and design REDCap surveys related to Electric Health Record and Bio Sample data. The incumbent will handle the site participant’s consent and assent, help DARIC with data quality control and data tracking with Tableau or REDCap reporting, and achieve high quality and completed data.


  • Advanced theoretical knowledge of work in a quantitative field (such as graduation from college with major work in engineering, physical science, neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, computer science) or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Two (2+) or more years of experience related to Tableau reports or database management and data analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience using databases (e.g. REDCap), creating surveys, and reports. Tableau reporting experience.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills to successfully interact, including faculty members from various University departments, staff from diverse cultures and backgrounds, and clients from outside the University.

  • Proven excellence in written and verbal communication skills. Skilled in proof reading and editing. Knowledge of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

  • Good judgment and decision-making; problem identification and resolution; identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance through application configuration and programming techniques.

  • Advanced organizational and project management skills, including ability to work independently, determine appropriate priorities, and complete projects accurately, efficiently, and with a high level of attention to detail, despite competing deadlines.

  • Knowledgeable about professional approaches and relevant standards and technology for management of unstructured data such as text and images.

  • Strong computer skills specifically in Excel, in addition to experience with MS Word, and database programs.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work evenings and weekends, and work in several locations (e.g., Main Campus, La Jolla Professional Building)including some driving to scanner locations.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work some evenings and weekends.

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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