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#117567 Research Data Analyst - Hybrid/Remote

Initial Review Date: Wed 8/3/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/25/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/03/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at Moores Cancer Center and remote.


The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 52 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States and the only one in San Diego County. As a consortium cancer center, it is a collaborative partnership between the UCSD: encompassing 14 departments (12 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 3 professional schools (School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health), UCSD Health oncology hospitals and clinics; the basic and public health research and outreach of San Diego State University, and the basic and translational research of the LaJolla Institute of Immunology. These various programs and units are all dedicated to fulfilling the Moores Cancer Center's mission of reducing cancer's burden. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting the continuum of cancer research, providing advanced patient care, and serving the community through outreach and education programs.

As a top-ranking, future-oriented organization, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Moores Cancer Center Business Office follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees including opportunities for cross-training, professional development, and progressive responsibility.

The Research Data Analyst will perform basic statistical computations for investigators in the MCC under the guidance and supervision of a senior faculty investigator. They will apply knowledge of statistical software packages and large population based surveys to perform analyses of survey data. They will modify statistical software to incorporate design effects of surveys and troubleshoot statistical software programs. They will write programs to produce graphical and tabular presentation of data and analytical results. The Research Data Analyst will participate in planning and interpretation of analyses, including accounting for historical consistency of data being analyzed. They will also function as database administrator by maintaining databases used for analysis, and preparing public use data and documentation. Provide technical support for other users, in both analysis software and database use. The Research Data Analyst will also assist in preparation of periodic and special reports, and contribute to manuscript and grant proposal development.


  • Four years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics, Physics, Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, or related area.

  • Practical experience with scientific and statistical computing environments such as R, SAS, Stata or SPSS.

  • Practical experience with programming languages including Python and Jupyter notebooks.

  • Knowledge of bioinformatics methods, applied mathematics, computer science and statistics. Knowledge of computational biology approaches and tools.

  • 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.

  • Ability to effectively manage time and see assigned parts of projects through to completion on deadline.

  • Basic consultation and communication skills.

  • Knowledge of operating systems such as MS Windows, MAC, UNIX and Linux, with a willingness and ability to update and increase computer skills and knowledge as needed.

  • Ability to design, develop and test algorithms.

  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills including ability to keep clear and accurate records, document computer programs and analysis methodologies, organize a varied workload, meet deadlines, follow written and oral protocols and give oral presentations on the progress of research.

  • Demonstrated successful, positive interpersonal communication skills needed to interact well with others to facilitate communication about project requirements, including the ability to discuss & understand day-to-day analysis team’s affairs, research plans, results & ideas with PI & other team members and collaborators in a constructive, professional & pleasant manner.

  • Excellent skill and ability to conduct web/online resource and literature searches.

  • Demonstrated working experience with statistical methods and models incorporating a broad range of variable types and traditional and modern statistical approaches. Ability to perform routine database development and maintenance activities.

  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis implementation, creating and archiving analysis reports.


  • Experienced in additional programming languages such as MATLAB or SAS.

  • Experience in scientific or technical writing, and/or in cannabis or tobacco research.


  • 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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