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#102827 Research Data Analyst

Extended Deadline: Wed 2/19/2020

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

Effective 1/29/2020, minor revisions have been made to the qualifications that do not change the nature of the position.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/25/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/4/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will be hired at the Research Data Analyst 1 or Research Data Analyst 2 level depending on the experience of the selected candidate.


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 direct supervision, acquires skills and knowledge of professional concepts in research data analysis. Works on small projects or segments of projects with limited scope and complexity. The main responsibility is to perform sequence analysis and genotyping. This includes executing established pipelines using Bash scripting and software such as PLINK, GCTA, STITCH and IMPUTE2; performing routine quality control for data inputs and analysis outputs, assisting with data organization and backup. The successful applicant will have exceptional written and verbal communication, will carefully document their work and annotate their code. Excellent organization skills are required in order to work as part of a team.


  • Research Data Analyst 1: Bachelor's Degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training OR Research Data Analyst 2: Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training AND two or more years of relevant experience.

  • Basic knowledge of Linux-based workflow development, including Bash scripting. Experience in developing multi step analysis pipelines/workflows using scripting languages.

  • Demonstrated experience in handling big data sets.

  • Demonstrated experience in programming languages, including R and Python.

  • Thorough knowledge of Linux, Windows, High Performance Computing, cloud technologies such as Amazon EC2.

  • Acquiring statistical analysis, systems programming, and database design skills to perform research analysis duties.

  • Demonstrated ability to review related literature to maintain awareness of recent developments in the field.

  • Ability to effectively manage time and see assigned parts of projects through to completion on deadline. Experience in using software revision control systems (e.g. GIT).

  • Basic consultation and communication skills. Ability to carefully document their work and annotate their code.


  • Experience or academic courses in molecular biology, genetics, or computation biology.

  • Master's degree in related area.

  • 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.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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