Job Description

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School of Public Health
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

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

#118558 Research Support Analyst Supervisor - Hybrid

Extended Deadline: Mon 12/19/2022

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 8/31/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/9/2022. 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 9500 Gilman Drive and remote.


The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science is dedicated to health and social equity and has more than 80 primary salaried faculty, 20 secondary faculty, 200+ personnel, 225 postgraduate students, and over 600 undergraduate majors. The School includes activities in the public health disciplines of behavioral medicine, biostatistics and bioinformatics, epidemiology, global health, health policy, health equity, public mental health, environmental and climate health, and preventive medicine. The School has strong collaborative research programs facilitated by Research Centers of Excellence focused on wireless and population health systems, health promotion and equity, women's health, and tobacco control, and has extensive collaborations with the School of Medicine, Jacobs School of Engineering, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Moores Cancer Center, Design Lab, Qualcomm Institute, ACTRI, HDSI, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and with other partners across the UC San Diego campus. Partnerships with the community and health agencies are fundamental to the School. The School houses five recharge cores providing services to UC San Diego and external customers. Research in the School includes ~$125M total awarded grants and contracts.

The School has and administers two PhD programs (public health and biostatistics), a Master of Public Health professional degree program, a Master of Science in Biostatistics, the only Health Sciences undergraduate program (BSPH), a Master of Applied Science in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations run in conjunction with UC San Diego Extension, and a Preventive Medicine Residency program.

The Research Operations Support Analyst Supervisor is a dynamic role reporting to the Associate Dean for Business Affairs, operating the School’s FRST program (Faculty Research Support Team), advancing strategic projects, and supervising FRST and faculty administrative support staff. Further, the incumbent will work with others to advise upon and take part in research support development and services to the School’s researchers.

The FRST program includes multiple services to support faculty and other PIs in developing well-composed and competitive grant proposals and manuscripts, e.g., RFA/PA summation, developing boilerplates and guides, coordinating with co-investigators and partnering institutions, reviewing/proofing documents, internal and external reviewers and editors. The incumbent will supervise and train administrative staff in the areas of the FRST program and general faculty administrative support. The Research Operations Support Analyst Supervisor will serve as a designated point person for the formulation, administration, and implementation of various aspects of short- and long-range initiatives and projects. Incumbent manages strategic projects or initiatives in collaboration with other Associate / Assistant Deans, research unit leads, other faculty and staff, and the Dean. Incumbent must establish project plans; establish realistic timelines, meet deadlines, and help members of teams target timely contribution. The incumbent promotes a culture of superior customer service. Incumbent serves as a strong facilitator and liaison.

The Research Operations Support Analyst Supervisor uses knowledge of the research and academic arenas in the areas of project development and management, program management, quality assurance, analysis and data visualization, and professional writing.


  • 7 years relevant experience or a Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience / training plus three (3) years of relevant experience. Four (4) years preferred.

  • Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs. Including Word, PPT, Excel, EndNote, Visio / Publisher.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, productive, and cooperative professional relationships with employees at all levels of the organization and work collaboratively with individuals and groups to incorporate their ideas and adapt to their needs. Communication and leadership skills to effectively supervise staff.

  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

  • Analytical / problem-solving skills.

  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.

  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments, manage complicated long-range projects and proposals, evaluate workload and resources, and deal effectively with changing priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Strong policy analysis techniques.

  • Knowledge of a variety of administrative operational activities such as event planning, basic fundraising processes, risk management planning, website design, accounting and payroll, and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines.

  • Knowledge of NIH (and other) grant proposal components, steps, and review and manuscript submission. Demonstrated experience with grants and manuscript preparation and submission.

  • Strong skills in short-term planning, analysis, problem-solving, and customer service.

  • Skill at developing, designing, and implementing operational and procedural policies, new administrative policies, reports, procedures and practices.

  • Knowledge of academic advancement and governance, administration of educational programs, and research programs funding and execution.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing work direction and problem solving skills.


  • Advanced degree in Public Health or Biomedical Science.

  • Background and theoretical knowledge in Public Health research and education. Demonstrated experience with grant proposal preparation and IRB protocols.

  • UC academic policies and procedures. Understanding of UCSD and UCOP organizational structures, departments and units, and communication channels.


  • Must be able to work occasional after-hours and weekends based on business needs.

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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