Research Data Analyst

  • University of California San Francisco
  • Fully, VS, Switzerland
  • 10/01/2023
Full time Data Engineering Data Analytics Statistics DevOps

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The Research Data Analyst will provide training that will support efforts to conduct highly complex analyses in statistical and qualitative studies across a broad spectrum of programs, policies and initiatives or provides in-depth, complex analyses as a specialist in one policy field.
The primary responsibility is provide training to research team members in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of qualitative research data. In addition, the position may analyze and interpret a variety of research data including surveys and surveillance data according to established statistical methods. The position may also assist in the preparation of questionnaires and other data collection instruments. This person will propose procedures and project logistics, and lead the Principal Investigator with development of study protocols.
The Research Data Analyst will guide and direct data collection with treatment programs and may also conduct interviews with staff and program directors. The behavioral health treatment programs are in various locations throughout California, however, the incumbent will assist with data collection by conducting phone/Zoom interviews with directors. Collect edit, process, and coordinate research data in support of a specified research study or group studies. Arrange and conduct field interviews as appropriate to the study, and records research data in accordance with specified protocol and procedures.
The Analyst will participate in the development of interview schedules. Indentifies and compiles lists of potential research in accordance with study objectives and parameters, in accordance with predetermined interview protcol, data collection procedures, and documentation standards. Reviews and edits data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information; follows up with subjects to resolve problems.
The Research Data Analyst may conduct and organize focus groups and interviews, work on other research projects, and conduct literature reviews. The Analyst may perform complex quanitative analyses of results and prepare findings for a variety of audiences through graphs, charts,briefs, reports, articles, and presentations.
The position is with Dr. Caravella McCuistian in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, within the Division of Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine (DSAAM) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. McCuistian conducts research in decreasing health inequity among people who use substances by designing, implementing, and testing behavioral interventions addressing common health disparities such as tobacco use and HIV/AIDS. Dr. McCuistian uses research methodology including cultural adaptation, community based participatory research, cross-sectional surveys, and qualitative interviews and focus groups to achieve these goals. This position will work closely with Dr. McCuistian and her research team members, project collaborators, and partners (including several residential and outpatient substance use disorder treatment programs across California).
This is a part-time, contract position.

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Department Description

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is dedicated to providing culturally competent services to the diverse patient population we serve. Providing a range of clinical services informed by evidence-based practices, the Department of Psychiatry provides care to thousands of patients each year. The department includes the Divisions of:
  • Acute and Emergency Services - includes San Francisco’s only 24/7 dedicated psychiatric emergency room; 44 inpatient psychiatry beds and consultation/liaison services to hospitalized medical and surgical patients
  • Alliance Health Project - dedicated to providing HIV prevention services, mental health, and substance abuse services to the city’s LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities
  • Citywide Case Management Services - provides assertive case management services to nearly 1,000 of the most seriously mental ill patients in the city, as well as the city’s forensic mental health patients
  • Infant, Child and, Adolescent Psychiatry - provides a range of mental health care to children from birth to 24 years of age
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine - provides opiate replacement therapies and other services to more than 800 people each day, both on-site and in the community via mobile methadone vans
  • Trauma Recovery Services - includes the Child and Adolescent Support Advocacy and Resource Center (CASARC), Trauma Recovery Center (TRC), Rape Treatment Center (RTC), Survivors International (SI), Neurotrauma Outreach Program (NTOP), and the Neuropsychology Service.
  • Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care at ZSFG
  • Public Psychiatry and Health Equity Research Center-this is a new multidisciplinary research center that includes federal, foundation and philanthropic research and services grants focused on public psychiatry, addressing mental health disparities through innovation and community partnerships.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and minimum three year of experience/ or equivalent experience / training.
  • 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.
  • Skills in project management.
  • Research skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Smoking cessation research/treatment experience
  • Prior UCSF or UC experience
  • Familiarity with UCSF processes and systems experiences and knowledge of CHR/IRB policy and procedure

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

006257 RSCH DATA ANL 3

Job Category

Professional (Non-Clinical), Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit

99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

Employee Class





Fully Offsite



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Additional Shift Details

Part-time, Remote