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#97373 Data Systems Analyst

Filing Deadline: Thu 1/24/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/14/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/24/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) is one of 28 federally funded Alzheimer's disease centers, continuously funded since 1984. In collaboration with a number of national and international groups, the ADRC conducts a wide variety of research dedicated to understanding the causes, clinical features, and treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Our ultimate goal is to discover ways to prevent, treat, and ultimately eradicate the disease.

The ADRC follows approximately 450 seniors annually, including both those affected with AD and related disorders and age matched control subjects with no cognitive impairment. We also have a Hispanic research program which studies the incidence of disease, response to treatment, and bilingualism in this population. We have bilingual bicultural staff who can perform the evaluation in either English or Spanish. We offer a variety of Quality of Life programs to provide meaningful activity and support to persons with memory loss and their families.

With minimal supervision, the Data Systems Analyst will perform operational - level software application development, software quality assurance, and software maintenance and technical and user support. Provide technical support to web users from the ADRC and provide first level technical support for ADRC software systems.

The Data Systems Analyst will also assist in planning and design of cross-disciplinary teams developing applications for the capture, analysis and management of data related to clinical investigations.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • A minimum of two (2+) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of data management systems, practices and standards. Intermediate knowledge of relevant rules and regulations.

  • Knowledge relating to logical data design, data warehouse design, data integration or the management of web content or other unstructured data.

  • Ability to prepare simple data models under guidance of more senior professionals.

  • Familiarity with important types of data models such as logical/relational models, dimensional models and document models.

  • Excellent organizational skills including ability to organize projects, workflow, priorities and interruptions, ability to meet established deadlines, and excellent troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong analytical and design skills, including the ability to abstract information requirements from real-world processes to understand information flows in computer systems.

  • Knowledge of major application programs and utilities on Windows, Unix and OS X including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Perl, Latex and shell scripts.

  • Operating knowledge and experience with a range of programming an query languages, including HTML, R, SPSS, Visual Basic, SQL, Perl, etc.

  • Operating knowledge and experience with relational databases, including MS ACCESS. Demonstrated understanding of relational databases and SQL server.

  • Working knowledge of web and data security concerns and vulnerabilities. Much of our database contains PHI as well as a sensitive diagnosis. Security is of high importance.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the Software Development Life cycle and QA's role.

  • Strong experience in diagnosing, reporting, tracking, and resolving quality issues. Experience in diagnosing, reporting, tracking, and resolving quality issues.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.

  • Skill in effective listening and anticipating, and responding to the needs of users. Exceptional customer service skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to interact with all levels of staff from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures as well as using tact and diplomacy.

  • Ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds. Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed to meet project deadlines, system maintenance, and emergencies.

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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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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