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Research Data Analyst

Company: University of California - San Francisco
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

UCSF s Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) and Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) is seeking a detail-oriented and excellent communicator to support the growing Health Information Technology and the Safety-Net program as a Research Data Analyst. The position is based primarily in DGIM s offices at ZSFG, but may involve occasional travel to other UCSF campuses.

This Research lab focuses on:
Developing and implementing ways to reveal and address ambulatory / outpatient patient safety in public hospital systems
Applying technology and communication innovation to improve outpatient care for diverse, vulnerable patients
Disseminating patient safety innovations across a variety of social and professional networks.

The Lab s research employs new tools like digital / mobile health and social media to address and improve the safety and quality of outpatient care. The Principal Investigator (PI) has expertise in medical errors and patient safety, diabetes, and cancer prevention and survivorship. This research incorporates collaboration with a range of expertise including design thinking / usability testing, human factors engineering, data science, health services research, and implementation science.

The PI has conducted studies, which explore the impact of health communication (health literacy, English proficiency) and health information technology on patient safety. Their prior studies on internet-based patient portals demonstrate digital disparities by race / ethnicity and health literacy. The PI s social media studies use mixed-methods approaches to understand patient perspectives about physician quality and about cancer screening behaviors. Their ongoing work employs varied health information technologies to detect and ameliorate adverse events among outpatient chronic disease populations. The PI is currently funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Cancer Institute, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, among others.

This position will also support the PI in their training and education related roles on the UCSF Learning Health Systems Early Career Acceleration Program (LEAP) ( and the UCSF ZSFG Primary Care Research Fellowship (

The Research Data Analyst will be a proactive, flexible research professional with an interest in working collaboratively with a research team on a variety of projects. They will demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. The employee is able to generate high-quality products both independently and with others. Conduct qualitative data gathering and analysis and synthesis of research findings into mansucripts for peer reviewed publications as well as prepare talks and poster presentations for the PI. There will be opportunities for co-authorship with the PI.

Responsibilities include:
Conducting literature searches and systematic reviews and maintaining reference libraries
Collaborating with the project team to support ongoing grant progress reports, new grant applications and applications to Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Maintaining files, expense reports and reimbursement of expenses for ongoing projects of the investigator
Coordinating research meetings, including scheduling, taking notes, distributing minutes, and executing deliverables. Able to communicate effectively and professionally with external collaborators
Coordinating data collection efforts for surveys and qualitative interviews of patients and health care workers, including developing research tools, compiling data collection packets, managing data collection efforts, conducting data collection, and partnering with the team s statistician in preparation of data analysis
Presenting research findings to a diverse range of audiences, ranging from academic posters, presentations, and publications to online blog posts and visual abstracts geared towards the general public, as well as fundraising materials catered towards philanthropic organizations
In coordination with the research team, contribute to development of scientific manuscripts and grant applications as needed. Opportunities for co-authorship exist
Support the team with a can-do attitude filling in gaps where needed no matter what the task. Flexibility and willingness to adapt to the evolving needs of the program are essential for success in this position.

The UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) delivers innovative, comprehensive and complex primary medical care to San Francisco s vulnerable patients; carries out highly impactful translational research focused on generating new knowledge to improve the health of vulnerable populations; engages in meaningful policy work focused on reducing health disparities and ensuring access to care; and trains the next generation of physician leaders and researchers in the care of vulnerable and underserved populations.

The DGIM is also home to the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP). CVP carries out innovative research to prevent and treat chronic disease in populations for whom social conditions often promote or make management of the chronic diseases more challenging.

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.\\",\\"

Required Qualifications: Bacheloru0027s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
Working knowledge of research function
Working skills in statistical analysis, systems programming, database design and data security measures
Working skills in analysis and consultation
Expertise using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and comfort using project management software
Experience using social media, such as Twitter and LinkedIn
Solid organizational skills and ability to prioritize competing deadlines
Strong project management skills
Experience executing long-term goals by developing and instituting a clear timeline. Ability to adjust timelines when priorities shift
Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing
Ability to work independently and as a team player, demonstrating proactivity and a dive in and get it done attitude
Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns
Ability to work independently


Preferred Qualifications: Masteru0027s degree in public health or health sciences, or social science related field, and / or equivalent experience / training
Knowledge of public health
Experience working with vulnerable populations
Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis
Experience using reference management software such as EndNote or Zotero

License/Certification: n/a

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.

Keywords: University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco , Research Data Analyst, Professions , San Francisco, California

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