Research Data Analyst III
San Francisco, CA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Job Code and Payroll Title
6257 Research Data Analyst III

Job Summary
The Research Data Manager (RDM) will work with multiple complex computerized systems to manage data from numerous sources, oversee data standards, collaborate on data quality improvement, and assimilate data into analytic datasets. The individual must possess the knowledge and analytic skill, as well as understanding of databases and data management techniques to set-up study databases, merge datasets, create and design evaluation processes, write reports and translational documents; perform quality assurance and operational redesign; and provide technical documentation and analytic expertise to address data inquiries and work directly with a variety of ACRC and non-ACRC staff to coordinate data management initiatives.

The RDM will provide data management services and support reporting and information management, to achieve the completion of research projects on time, within budget and with good quality data. The RDM is responsible for instituting data cleaning activities and managing the timeline for data review and analysis. This requires an in-depth understanding of the various methodologies and strategies involved with highly complex quantitative and qualitative data analysis and the ability to interpret sophisticated data sets.

Project teams consist of various individuals with different expertise and individual roles and responsibilities. Members include scientific experts, clinical specialists, statisticians, data management experts, and IT technical support staff. The incumbent in this position must have confidence in their ability to function in this environment. The RDM must also have significant knowledge of the work performed by each project team member so critical matters can be brought to the attention of the appropriate experts in a timely fashion.

The UCSF Airway Clinical Research Center (ACRC) investigates the biology of airway disease (asthma, COPD, and cystic fibrosis) in mechanism-oriented clinical research studies and tests new treatments in single center and multicenter clinical trials.

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.


Req Number

Primarily Parnassus campus

Job Title
Research Data Manager

Appointment Type


Shift Length
8 Hours


Work Days

Required Qualifications
* Bachelor's degree in computer sciences, social sciences with statistical training, or related field and three years of equivalent experience and/or equivalent experience / training.
* At least two year's experience working on Phase I-IV research studies within the academic or pharmaceutical industry.
* At least two years data management and/or related work experience in an academic or pharmaceutical setting.
* Excellent technical skills are required, both in data management and analysis; and a high degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Endnote, Outlook). MS Access and MS Excel is needed to manage database creation and data cleaning chores, and for conducting analyses
* Experience providing database management on research datasets
* Proficiency with T- SQL, SQL Server Reporting services (SSRS) and Microsoft Report Builder.
* Knowledge of regulatory guidelines and Directives involving human subject research and data security policies and procedures.
* Excellent oral and written communication including the ability to clearly communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
* Proven ability to extract data from relational databases using SQL
* Knowledge and experience in the creation of Microsoft Access databases, and entry forms.
* Experience leading data quality improvement activities
* Ability to operate independently with minimal guidance in the areas of immediate responsibility. The ability to exercise sound timely judgment and take relevant responsible action as required, with considerable attention to detail and accuracy.
* Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of team members, including clinical officers, scientists, laboratory managers, research coordinators and assistants, and IT members.
* Demonstrated ability to set and keep timelines, and coordinate large numbers of people or projects across different locations.
* Excellent analytical skills, Able to review and synthesize and interpret complex data.
* Exceptional problem solving skills and independent learning capacity
* Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, Human Subjects Protections, clinical trial process and related regulatory requirements and terminology.
* Working knowledge of research data base applications such as Electronic Data Capture (EDC) and Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS).
* Strong organization, analytical, critical, and innovative problem solving skills; demonstrated ability to conduct analyses and develop recommendations.
* Experience working effectively via telecommunication with external constituents and sites, without disruption to flow of work, and using established, approved, and secure communication procedures.

Preferred Qualifications
* Applicable knowledge working with other clinical databases such as Oracle Clinical, SAS, and others


Position Type
Full Time

Department Name
Cardiovascular Research Institute / Airway Clinical Research Center

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 Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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