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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.

#112524 Research Data Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Thu 2/3/2022

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 10/22/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/02/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until filled.


The FAIR Data Informatics Lab at UCSD is a leader in developing and providing novel informatics infrastructure and tools for making data FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Recognizing that many biomedical domains faced similar problems in making data searchable and their constituents aware of resources available to them, the FDI Lab developed a generalized infrastructure to support additional biomedical domains that allows for the creation of customized data portals that can draw from a common pool of resources. The FDI Lab supports the National Institutes of Health Common Fund’s Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) project which aims to transform our understanding of nerve-organ interactions and ultimately advance the neuromodulation field toward precise treatment of diseases and conditions for which conventional therapies fall short.

The SPARC Knowledge Management Core (K-Core) functions as the curation and knowledge management hub for SPARC, increasing the quality and FAIRness of SPARC datasets and building the SPARC Knowledge Graph and services. K-Core focuses on the following approaches to accomplish these goals: FAIR curation of all SPARC datasets through a set of curation tools and services developed and deployed by K-Core; Providing SPARC with the infrastructure, tools, services, and information that creates an integrated environment for exploring data and knowledge.

Primary responsibility is to provide assistance with data management and curation. Specific responsibilities include 1) assist with day to day coordination of data curation; 2) working with researchers to ensure that their data meets curatorial standards; 3) obtaining data from various data resources - integrating and formatting large, complex datasets, and maintaining current databases; and 4) the management and curation of data being federated. Will also be responsible for assisting with composing of correspondence and data reports, assistance with manuscripts and reports to funding agencies, assisting with assessment of data integrity by running validation checks, and cleaning data as needed. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required. Works on research data reporting assignments that are of moderate diversity in scope. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.


  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR an Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.

  • Working knowledge of research function.

  • Working skills in analysis and consultation.

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

  • Experience with programming and scripting languages such as Python.

  • Demonstrated experience in library and internet research.

  • Proven experience in research data collection, curation and quality control.

  • Experience with database applications and selection of data using query applications and query languages (e.g. SQL, NoSQL, SPARQL).

  • Theoretical knowledge of a neuroscience and/or biological science.

  • Experience with various computer platforms and operating systems, including PC, Mac, and Unix.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster a good working relationship with a wide variety of people, using tact, diplomacy, confidentiality and flexibility.


  • Experience working in a neurosciences laboratory or department.
  • Advanced degree.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally.

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 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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