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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.

#112122 Data Coordinator Associate

Filing Deadline: Tue 12/7/2021

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 and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/12/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/21/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The FAIR Data Informatics Lab at UCSD is a leader in developing and providing novel informatics infrastructure and tools for making data FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Recognizing that many biomedical domains faced similar problems in making data searchable and their constituents aware of resources available to them, the FDI Lab developed a generalized infrastructure to support additional biomedical domains that allows for the creation of customized data portals that can draw from a common pool of resources. The FDI Lab supports the National Institutes of Health Common Fund’s Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) project which aims to transform our understanding of nerve-organ interactions and ultimately advance the neuromodulation field toward precise treatment of diseases and conditions for which conventional therapies fall short.

The SPARC Knowledge Management Core (K-Core) functions as the curation and knowledge management hub for SPARC, increasing the quality and FAIRness of SPARC datasets and building the SPARC Knowledge Graph and services. K-Core focuses on the following approaches to accomplish these goals: FAIR curation of all SPARC datasets through a set of curation tools and services developed and deployed by K-Core; Providing SPARC with the infrastructure, tools, services, and information that creates an integrated environment for exploring data and knowledge.

Primary responsibility is to provide assistance with development and utilization of Python tools and services that assist with data management, analysis and curation. Specific responsibilities include 1) assist with coordination of data ingestion; 2) assist with obtaining data from various data resources - integrating and formatting large, complex datasets, and maintaining current databases; and 3) the management and curation of data being federated. Will also be responsible for assisting with composing of correspondence and data reports, assistance with manuscripts and reports to funding agencies, assisting with assessment of data integrity by running validation checks, and cleaning data as needed. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Theoretical knowledge of a neuroscience and/or biological science.

  • Familiarity with data management and statistical packages. Ability to learn new software & experience in excel and other spreadsheet tools. Ability to merge data sets between software packages.

  • Experience with programming and scripting languages. (Specifically Python)

  • Experience with database applications and selection of data using query applications and query languages (e.g. SQL, NoSQL, SPARQL).

  • Experience with code management, such as using Github.

  • Experience with various computer platforms and operating systems, including PC, Mac, and Unix.

  • Demonstrated experience in research data collection and quality control.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster a good working relationship with a wide variety of people,using tact, diplomacy, confidentiality and flexibility.


  • Familiarity with the development and deployment of RESTful APIs.
  • Working knowledge of bioinformatics methods and data structures. Demonstrated ability to organize large volumes of data using creative tools, logs and databases
  • Working knowledge of applications programming and web development.
  • Experience in performing statistical analyses of clinical, biological, psychological, and genomic data.
  • Knowledge of the application of basic and multivariate statistics to complex databases.
  • Experience in library and internet research.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally

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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