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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#110826 Information Systems Analyst

Extended Deadline: Fri 10/29/2021

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:,-faculty-and-staff-issued-for-2021-2022.html

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/12/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/23/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will be hired at the Information Systems Analyst 1 or Information Systems Analyst 2 level depending on experience of the selected candidate.


The UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

Under supervision, the incumbent will be performing research in behavioral genetics in mice, rats and humans within the Department of Psychiatry. The primary focus area of this position is within the Center for Genetic Studies on Drug Abuse in Outbred Rats ( The main responsibility is to assist in performing sequence analysis and genotyping. This includes executing established pipelines using Bash scripting and software such as PLINK, GCTA, STITCH and IMPUTE2; performing routine quality control for data inputs and analysis outputs, assisting with data organization and backup. The main responsibility is to assist in performing programming and analysis for genetic analysis. Perform routine quality control for data inputs and analysis outputs. Execute standardized queries for PosgreSQL database. Assist with data organization and backup.


  • Four (4) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area.

  • Basic knowledge of several areas of IT. Linux, Windows, High Performance Computing, cloud technologies such as Amazon EC2.

  • Basic knowledge relating to the design and development of software. Linux-based workflow development, including Bash scripting. Experience in developing multistep analysis pipelines/workflows using scripting languages.

  • Proven ability to install software and troubleshoot basic problems with computing devices, peripherals and software. Basic understanding of system performance monitoring and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance.

  • Basic understanding of data management operations and database administration.

  • Basic knowledge of computer security best practices and policies. Ability to put knowledge into practice.

  • Ability to write technical documentation in a clear and concise manner.

  • Experience in handling big data sets, experience in programming languages, including R/Python.

  • Ability to program and maintain automated data collection, data quality control and data storage systems.

  • Ability to report and reconcile on data collected and effectively present to necessary team members.

  • Ability to backup and restore data to prevent data loss.

  • Ability to perform database maintenance operations for multiple projects.

  • Experience writing programming code, most commonly using SQL and R/ Python, to create database processes.

  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a clear and concise manner.


  • Experience or academic courses in molecular biology, genetics, or computation biology.
  • Experience in using software revision control systems (e.g. GIT).


  • 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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