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Research Data Analyst

University of California San Francisco

Job detailsJob TypeTemporaryLocation500 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143+ Leaflet | OpenStreetMap contributorsFull Job Description

Please note: this position will be a combination of remote and on-site (days per week). The on-site work can be done in Fremont if preferred, as well as San Francisco.

Under limited direction of investigators, carries out a variety of complex epidemiologic analyses of cancer registry and other cancer control data using SAS, R and other statistical software, including the NCI SEER*Stat suite of analysis programs.

Key Responsibilities:

Participates in the design of analyses and tabulation and presentation of data.
Conducts descriptive statistical analyses to characterize and understand data structures.
Documents all analyses including programs, output and summary tables.
Identifies and implements appropriate multivariable modeling strategies.
Compares different multivariable modeling approaches for given analyses.
Prepares data for sharing with study team, and summarizes salient results.
Prepares tables, figures, and graphs for manuscripts, grant proposals, and presentations.

Department Description

UCSF’s Temporary Employment Program (TEP) recruits and hires temporary employees for immediate clerical and technical support services to UCSF Departments and various off-campus locations. UCSF departments deploy temporary employees to work on special projects, fill in for regular employees who are on vacation or leave, or to temporarily fill a vacant position during recruitment. Frequently temporary employees become successful candidates for career and limited appointment positions.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and Masters degrees in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field and 3-5 years of work experience in a related field.
Thorough knowledge of research function
Thorough skills associated with statistical analysis and systems programming
Thorough skills in analysis and consultation
Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing
Research skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations
Experience with SAS or R.
Able to work independently as well as part of a team
Strong self-management skills. Able to work in an environment with frequent shifts in priority; multiple, overlapping complex tasks; and meet deadlines and deliverables with limited supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

Academic or work experience in cancer epidemiology or population health science research
Experience with analysis of cancer surveillance data
Experience with analysis of neighborhood contextual, geospatial, and/or multilevel data
Experience with writing manuscripts for publication in health/medical journals

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 worlds 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

006257 RSCH DATA ANL 3

Job Category

Professional (Non-Clinical), Research and Scientific, Support Services, Temporary Employment

Bargaining Unit

99 – Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

Employee Class

Temporary Employment



Appointment End Date



Fremont, CA, Mission Bay (SF), Remote / Telecommute



Shift Length

8 Hours

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