UC San Diego

Research Data Analyst I

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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.

#112884 Research Data Analyst I

Filing Deadline: Wed 11/24/2021

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 11/15/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/24/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Radiation Medicine & Applied Sciences (RMAS) is a leading global research center related to advanced radiation technologies. RMAS is home to internationally recognized faculty from across oncology and related fields. Our principal Investigators (PIs) at RMAS are leading groundbreaking research in basic science, imaging, retrospective outcomes research using data science techniques, and clinical trials testing new treatments for people affected by cancer.

At RMAS, we are developing and translating innovative precision cancer treatments in partnerships with Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego Health, UC San Diego School of Medicine, and the California Proton Therapy Center. Our goal is to accelerate these promising treatments from the laboratory bench to the patients' bedsides, and expand patients' access to exceptional therapies. Work from our lab has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Cancer, Journal of the National Cancer Institute and other high-tier journals.

We place a focus on disparities research in cancer patients, using the resources we have to better understand the mechanisms underlying racial disparities in medicine and what can be done to solve them. The ideal candidate has an interest in healthcare and health services research, using data science tools to make a significant impact on improving the healthcare and outcomes of cancer patients around the globe.

Under the direction of clinical faculty and Principal Investigators, the incumbent will learn to gather, analyze, prepare, and input patient related outcomes associated with clinical research into the health services research database for their associated research group within the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences (RMAS). This includes databases such as VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI) which contains records of all Veterans Affairs patients, local and national registry databases like the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database and other large healthcare related data sources. The Research Data Analyst will assist with applying software-based analytical programs that will be used to compute and present statistical results to department leadership, regulatory oversight committees, and publication committees.

Additional responsibilities may include: preparing for weekly team meetings with study investigators and staff, attending education sessions, assisting with subject data collection and entry, assisting with data analyses, and contributing to publications.


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

  • Background in programming techniques including R, SAS, SQL as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data analytic techniques. Proficiency in common statistical techniques including but not limited to survival analysis, regression modelling, and chi squared test, with accompanying graphing experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions to various research questions.

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word).

  • Ability to effectively manage time and see assigned parts of projects through to completion on deadline.

  • Basic consultation and communication skills.


  • Prior experience working in a research group.

  • Experience in public health or clinical research.

  • Experience conducting medical chart review.

  • Proficiency in navigating databases and developing workflows for creating datasets suitable for statistical analysis using SQL and SAS.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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 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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