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#116409 Research Data Analyst 1

Extended Deadline: Wed 4/5/2023

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Under direct supervision of project Co-PIs, the Research Data Analyst conducts the archiving and analysis of EEG data using the EEGLAB environment and the gateway to high-performance computing.

Accurately gathers and enters specialized data into the database from data holders at several institutions in preparation for archiving and analysis. Works with data holders to add innovative annotations of events occurring during neuroimaging experiments using the system of Hierarchical Event Descriptors (HED). Ensures the proper formatting and archiving of data are implemented at all times. Ensures integrity of research files and works with research unit IT staff on data format or storage issues.

Participates in evaluating data and providing recommendations as needed. Annotate and archive existing datasets into the NEMAR database and ensure data is documented in the BIDS and HED formats and maintains compliance with the University's procedures. Follow-up with researchers and Co- PIs as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Neuroscience or related field and two (2) years of experience OR - an equivalent combination of education and laboratory work experience.

  • Acquiring knowledge of research function. Acquiring ability to perform research analysis duties. Ability to acquire knowledge of the research process and designs.

  • Acquiring statistical analysis, systems programming, and database design skills to perform research analysis duties. Ability to acquire database design skills to perform research annotation and analysis duties. Knowledge of EEG data collection apparatus, and MATLAB.

  • Basic consultation and communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate data and statistics to others in team meetings reports, and abstracts. Ability to understand research designs as communicated by data holders.

  • Understanding of and demonstrated ability to follow IRB protocols.

  • Experience with regulations and procedures relating to documentation and archiving requirements for research participants.

  • Ability to provide work direction to student employees and volunteers.

  • Ability to effectively manage time and see assigned parts of projects through to completion on deadline. Ability to track, maintain and organize research data for various research proposals and projects in a timely manner.

  • Experience analyzing research data and creating reports for review. Ability to make suggestions to improve research data and database management for efficiency.

  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to University guidelines and protocols pertaining to research data management and data analysis.


  • Must be able and willing to work overtime when required.

  • Job offer is contingent on satisfactory completion of Background Check.

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Annual Full Pay Range: $48,900 - $102,300 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $23.42 - $48.99

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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