Research Data Analyst 11/13/2019

University of California - San Francisco San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Under the general direction of senior epidemiologists within California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Branch, the Research Data Analyst position works to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in California by providing high quality data on the patterns, trends, and associated key risk factors to statewide partners involved with STI prevention and control. The individual will analyze and organize data from multiple STD surveillance-related systems including STD case-based surveillance, enhanced surveillance, and special projects. Results of analyses are presented to diverse audiences in a range of formats, and will require development of innovative analyses and reporting systems. Responsibilities also include design and oversight of new STD-related surveillance, epidemiology, and research projects.

Specific responsibilities of this position include project oversight, complex database management, data quality assurance, and analysis and reporting for the California Gonorrhea Surveillance System (CGSS), STD clinic prevalence monitoring components of the CDC National STD Surveillance Network (SSuN), and the CDC Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP).

This position is assigned to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Control Branch, and is located at the CDPH campus in Richmond, CA.

CDPH is dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of the people in California. The mission of the CDPH STD Control Branch is to reduce the transmission and impact of sexually transmitted diseases and viral hepatitis in California. The Branch supports STD and hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevention and control efforts through providing statewide leadership, guidelines, training, technical assistance, and surge capacity, and by supporting safety-net service delivery in priority settings. The STD Control Branch carries out this mission in collaboration with local health jurisdictions and stakeholders in the public and private sectors.

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: tBacheloru0027s degree in related area and three+ years of related experience; and / or equivalent experience / training
tThorough knowledge of research function
tThorough skills associated with statistical analysis and systems programming
tThorough skills in analysis and communication
tSkills in using SAS software for statistical analysis and data management
tFamiliarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
tSkills in project management
tAnalytic skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations
tSkills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing

Preferred Qualifications: tMaster s degree in public health, health sciences, statistics, or equivalent
tCalifornia driver s license
tSkills in using ArcGIS to analyze and display data geographically
tAbility to work independently and work well under pressure
tOutstanding organizational and analytical skills and ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
tAbility to reason logically and use interpretive thinking to find solutions
tExcellent written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills, including professionalism, diplomacy and discretion
tAbility to know when to seek counsel on issues outside one s own abilities and knowledge
tExperience with management and analysis of public health surveillance data
tExperience and comfort working on sensitive health topics (e.g., sexual and reproductive or drug user health) and / or with vulnerable populations (e.g., youth, communities of color, immigrants, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, (LGBT) individuals, people who inject drugs, people with HIV, people who are incarcerated, people experiencing homelessness, etc.)

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.