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Research Data Coordinator

Job Description


Full Time


Job Summary

The Research Data Coordinator will manage administrative and research datasets for research, organize, catalogue, and curate relevant data, including data from NIH-funded cohort studies; Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data; office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Data; data from insurance claims; data from digital health registries, including wearable-device data. The Analyst will maintain appropriate certifications, update data accordingly, work with external agencies to meet regulatory requirements and assure users are appropriately certified. They will manage the data to select requested cohorts and translate the available data into analysis-ready datasets. They will work with the entities providing datasets (such as OSHPD or UK Biobank) to update data and work with investigators to access and/ or apply for new data as appropriate. TheAnalyst will have sufficient working knowledge of computers to identify, make relevant recommendations about, utilize, update, and maintain systems to facilitate this work.

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Department Description

The Division of Cardiology is one of the largest clinical, research and training divisions of the Department of Medicine (DOM) at UCSF.  Within the Division are sub-specialty sections for:  Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, and Pulmonary Hypertension; Cardiac Electrophysiology; Echocardiography and Cardiac Imaging; General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology; and Prevention.  The Division runs several clinical practices in multiple sites, conducts basic and clinical research, and educates medical students, residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars through ACGME as well as non-ACGME training programs.  In addition, the Division has significant and complex financial and administrative relationships with the Department of Medicine (DOM) and the UCSF Medical Center, as well as large patient care programs in the sections noted above, large clinical, Federal, and privately supported research programs and six faculty laboratories.
The Division has 60 full-time faculty, 7 non-faculty academics, 36 clinical fellows, 6 post-doctoral research fellows, 10 WOS faculty, 2 MSP physicians and over 60 research support and administrative staff.  The Division currently expends over $22 million per year in pursuit of its clinical, research, training, and service missions.  While the Division is primarily split between the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses, fellows have rotations at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and 1 or more years of related work experience; and / or equivalent experience / training
  • Knowledge of data management systems, practices and standards
  • Working skills in systems programming, database design and data security measures
  • Working skills in analysis and consultation
  • Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing
  • Proficient in REDCap and at least one statistical software, i.e., SAS, Stata, or R. Proficient in standard Microsoft Office products including Excel and Access, as well as MS SQL
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team
  • Working skills in analytical and design , including the ability to abstract information requirements from real-world processes to understand information flows in computer system
  • Ability to represent relevant information in abstract models. Critical thinking skills and attention to detail
  • Able to work with inter-related databases

Preferred Qualifications


About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Code and Payroll Title

006256 RSCH DATA ANL 2

Job Category

Professional (Non-Clinical)

Bargaining Unit

99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)


Parnassus Heights (SF)

Additional Shift Details

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

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