Job Description

Payroll Title:
PSYCHIATRY/ Genetic/Bioinformatics
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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

#119866 Statistical and Data Research Analyst II

Extended Deadline: Thu 12/8/2022

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

This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/22/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.


UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

Under general supervision, the Statistical and Data Research Analyst will work on psychiatric studies related to PTSD and biploar disorder and perform moderately complex cross sectional and longitudinal statistical analyses on medical/genomic research using primarily the R software. These analyses may include, but not be limited to, genetic association studies, repeated measures ANOVA and MANOVA, contingency tables, linear regression, factor analysis, nonparametric methods, logistic regression, survival analysis, discriminant analysis, permutation methods, tree-structured methods, cross-validated misclassification probability estimation, principle components, multiple comparison methods, and power analysis. Create, maintain, and document data files for multiple projects. Present analysis results orally, in writing, graphically, and in various forms of presentation media. Organize and manage time to provide maximum productivity within competing demands on time. Provide support (statistical, computer hardware and software) for statistical analyses and graphics applications. Coordinate with other statistical staff in computerization of new data and in resolution of discrepancies in data. Advise medical, graduate and post-doctoral students on their research projects. Prepare statistical analysis section of new grant proposals. Preform data analyses and generate figures and results for new grant applications. Advise on study design and perform power calculations. Independently write method sections relating to the statistical analysis section and help to develop a winning grant proposal to secure funding for the research programs.


  • Six years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two years of related experience/training.

  • Working skills in statistical analysis, systems programming, database design and data security measures.

  • Demonstrated experience with statistical methods and models incorporating a wide range of variable types for analysis of variance and covariance, multiple linear, logistic models, survival analysis and longitudinal models.

  • Demonstrated experience manipulating large datasets, computing new variables, performing data management on multiple medical datasets, and using large and complex databases.

  • Proven skill at rapidly absorbing and understanding different research content areas and assimilating statistical and biological/medical hypotheses.

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of people from faculty investigators to support staff.

  • Strong demonstrated experience in performing genetic and genomic analyses using standard software for genome-wide association studies, methylome and transcriptome analyses.

  • Demonstrated experience in performing data analyses and generate figures and results for new grant application, advising on study design and perform power calculations, independently writing method sections relating to the statistical analysis section.

  • Demonstrated skill in prioritizing multiple responsibilities and tasks. Excellent organization skills.

  • Clinical research experience in conducting research in psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, or clinical genetics.

  • Proven skill at working with a diverse group of researchers at different levels of statistical sophistication and with different content areas of research interest.

  • Excellent time management skills.

  • Proven ability and experience to recommend plans for research design.

  • Proven ability to provide input on the design, documentation, testing, and implementation of specific analytic pipelines.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

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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