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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.

#119958 Research Data Analyst 4

Initial Review Date: Wed 11/23/2022

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

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

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/26/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health employees who apply by 11/16/2022 will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will refer qualified internal candidates after the first 7 days of the job posting. All qualified external applicants and additional internal applicants who apply after the priority date may have further consideration pending the results of the initial review.


In collaboration with Principal Investigators (PIs), the Research Data Analyst 4 will independently perform moderate and complex statistical computations; consult regarding the analytical approaches for studies of varying statistical complexity and scope; provide guidance to research faculty, staff, and students on moderate to complex statistical issues; consult on grant writing including statistical methods and power analyses; produce data visualizations, and plan and write manuscripts for studies requiring moderate and complex statistical methods. Statistical methods to be performed include generalized estimating equation models, random effects analysis of longitudinal trajectories, clinical trial data analysis, large-scale omics analysis, and large survey data analysis. In addition, Research Data Analyst 4 will leverage leadership experience and expertise in statistical science for all phases of research within the Division including model selection, model diagnostics, and significance testing. The Research Data Analyst 4 will also lead the implementation of data collection, management, and reporting systems for the Division, assuring data integrity and confirming compliance with all applicable data security requirements. The Research Data Analyst 4 will also train and lead other research staff in matters of data management and basic data analysis.

Applies extensive knowledge as a research professional with an in-depth understanding of statistical and / or other analysis techniques designed to support research projects of broad scope and complexity. May function as a team lead.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Five (5) or more years of relevant experience.

  • In-depth knowledge of research function.

  • Advanced skills associated with statistical analysis, database management and systems programming. Demonstrated sophisticated knowledge of statistical computer packages, including R and SAS.

  • Advanced skills in analysis and consultation. Ability to lead and influence within and external to project team. Ability to recommend plans for research design and study development.

  • Advanced ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.

  • Advanced project management skills. Ability to lead and influence within and external to project team.

  • Advanced research skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations.

  • Advanced ability to think creatively to recommend action steps or strategize solutions relative to research.

  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge of design and analysis of multiple data types including longitudinal repeated measures, large-scale omics data, large survey samples, clinical trial data, etc.


  • Knowledge of UCSD policies and procedures.

  • Must have advanced degree in experimental statistics.

  • At least 9 years or more of related experience.

  • Experience working with multiple investigators and trainees.


  • 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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