Research Data Analyst
University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California

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Job Code and Payroll Title
006610 RSCH DATA ANL 4
Job Summary
The Research Data Analyst applies extensive knowledge as expert research professional with an in-depth understanding of deterministic and probabilistic database linkages, in-depth statistical and/or other analysis techniques designed to support research projects of broad scope and complexity. Demonstrates excellent judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. May function as a team lead and supervisor of junior research data analysts. 

The Research Data Analyst will be a key member of the research and evaluation team of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC), Sacramento, CA. The role of MHSOAC is to oversee the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The MHSOAC is also responsible for developing strategies to overcome stigma. At any time, the MHSOAC may advise the Governor or the Legislature on mental health policy. 

The Research Data Analyst will conduct and validate accuracy of data linkages of mental health service data with other state databases such as Department of Justice (DOJ), California Unemployment (EDD), California Department of Education (CDE), and Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) data. Working with MHSOAC staff, the Analyst will develop and design proposals for data analytic projects. The Analyst will serve as lead statistician for the Triage program summative evaluation as well as perform ad hoc requests. These activities involve complex statistical analyses, data management, including database linkage specifically using probabilistic and deterministic linkage methods, statistical modeling, and interpretation of findings to monitor and evaluate MHSOAC activities and measure program impact. Outcomes include but are not limited to: (a) criminal justice involvement, (b) unemployment, and (c) school failure. 

According to priorities established by MHSOAC management, the Research Data Analyst will provide consultation and high-level expertise in the advanced statistical, methodological and computer programming support to MHSOAC staff. The individual will prepare data findings in briefs, reports, and participate in preparation of manuscripts.
Req Number
Job Title
Research Data Analyst
Employee Class
Appointment End Date
Shift Length
8 Hours
Additional Shift Details
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bargaining Unit
99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)
Job Category
Executive, Professional and Managerial, Research and Scientific
Required Qualifications
*    Bachelor's degree in related area and 5 or more years of relevant experience and/or equivalent experience/training
*    Expertise in SAS, SQL Server, Tableau, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel and reference management software (e.g. EndNote)
*    Advanced skills associated with statistical analysis, database management, including database linkages, and systems programming
*    Experience synthesizing data into presentation format
*    Experience developing study designs for studies using administrative data bases
*    Experience writing scientific manuscripts synthesizing research findings
*    Experience analyzing state and/or national databases, such as employment, education, health, or criminal justice databases
*    Experience in leading a team
*    Advanced ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing
*    Advanced ability to think creatively to recommend action steps or strategize solutions relative to research
*    Ability to multi-task, meet time-sensitive deadlines, and stay focused under pressure
Preferred Qualifications
*    Master's degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, or Public Health and at least 6 years of related experience
*    PhD degree in related area or at least 10 years of related experiences 
*    Base SAS certification
*    Experience conducting research using electronic health record data
*    Ability to lead multidisciplinary team
Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
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.
Department Description
The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (PRL-IHPS) is an organized research unit within the School of Medicine (SOM). The primary purposes of the Institute are to advance knowledge of health services and health policies through basic and applied research; to contribute to the solution of health and social problems through the application of research findings to health policy issues at the national, state, and local levels.
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.
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