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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.

#113039 Research Data Analyst 1

Filing Deadline: Wed 12/1/2021

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

This position is a contract position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/01/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) is growing in the diverse areas of professional educational programs, cutting-edge research, and pharmacy services. The school is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

Under supervision of the PI, the research data analyst performs geographic information systems analysis. This includes geocoding of locations and estimating driving distances using a population. Additionally, the research data analyst manipulates small and large data-sets for quality control, preparation for analyses, and assists with creation of calculated variables for researchers. Under the direction of the PI, the research data analyst contributes to manuscript preparation, grant proposal development, and conference presentations for studies requiring a variety of statistical, GIS methods and other quantitative methods; uses multiple statistical software packages such as ArcGIS, R, SQL and SAS to characterize data and develop programs for analysis.

Under direct supervision, acquires skills and knowledge of professional concepts in research data analysis. Works on small projects or segments of projects with limited scope and complexity.


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

  • Acquiring knowledge of research function. Acquiring ability to perform research analysis duties.

  • Acquiring statistical analysis, systems programming, and database design skills to perform research analysis duties.

  • Basic consultation and communication skills.

  • Experience with R and SQL.

  • Experience in the implementation of GIS analyses.

  • Ability to communicate results to scientists and to other assistant statisticians.

  • Knowledge of data analysis pipelines that clean, analyze, and output data in ways that are optimized to reduce error and support reproducible science.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

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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