Job Description

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$71,000.00 - $120,000.00/ Year
East Campus
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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

#119921 Data Science Project Manager - Remote

Filing Deadline: Mon 11/28/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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

Candidates hired into this position will have the ability to work a remote or hybrid schedule.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/16/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/28/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

While not required a cover letter is strongly encouraged for this position.


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

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 the collection and analysis of imaging, genetic, and behavioral data from healthy controls and patient populations.

CMIG serves as the data core for two large-scale longitudinal studies with developmental populations, funded by the NIH. The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study follows ~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. The Healthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study is a large-scale longitudinal study of the brain, cognitive, and emotional development that will follow mothers and their children from before birth through the first decade of life. The project will involve over 7,000 families at 25 sites across the United States and aims to better understand which harmful and protective environments exert the greatest impact on child development.

Reporting to and assisting the Associate Director for Data Science & Management, the Technical Project Manager will be an integral part of a team of research professionals providing service and support to several large-scale research studies, especially the HBCD and ABCD studies. The incumbent will be primarily responsible for coordinating and overseeing the diverse tasks and deliverables of the group which range from technical support for end users over the development and continuous improvement of data capture instruments, data processing and analysis routines, and data products (e.g., software solutions; web applications/dashboards) to the curation and release of the multimodal datasets originating from the studies. They will help analyze and plan requests and requirements in reference to scheduled projects and assign and oversee the tasks and responsibilities of the technical personnel, actively working toward established milestones. The incumbent will organize and standardize internal processes and documentation and will serve as the conduit to collaborators in other teams at UCSD and other institutions within the US as well as external stakeholders, coordinating and documenting meetings and serving as the main point of contact for communication.


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

  • Requires basic knowledge of project management principles, theories, and concepts. Demonstrated understanding of project management processes, strategies and methods.

  • Working knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.

  • Requires ability to assess campus, medical center or Office of the President needs for information technology products and design services to meet those needs.

  • Demonstrated capacity to anticipate obstacles and plan for contingencies.

  • Broad knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.

  • Requires effective communication and organization skills.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to determine relevance and prioritize tasks.

  • Demonstrated competency in selecting and implementing project management methods and techniques.

  • Knowledge of most aspects of computing and communications including hardware infrastructure, networking, software, operations and disaster recovery. Demonstrated experience in software development environment; knowledgeable of software development principles and workflows.

  • Demonstrated advanced organization and project management skills. Experience with using project management and task tracking software and adapting it to the needs of a given project.Strong time management and organizational skills and experience establishing guidelines in these areas for others.

  • Demonstrated effective writing skills.

  • Proven leadership ability. Effective problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to put forth persuasive arguments.

  • Effective skill at tracking effort and project progress.

  • Demonstrated experience with scientific research.


  • Knowledge of the best use Github for collaborative software development.

  • Experience working with Airtable.

  • Professional Project Management Certification from accredited intuition.


  • 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).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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