Specialist Position UCSF Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology San Francisco VA Health Care System
The UCSF Department of Medicine is seeking a Specialist in the Rheumatology Division at the San Francisco VA Health Care System. Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. The position will work independently to design and execute clinical research studies with high-level guidance from faculty PIs.
Responsibilities will include: • Utilizing skills as a seasoned, experienced research professional with a full understanding of in-depth statistical analyses and / or research software programming techniques. • Applying extensive knowledge as a research professional with an in-depth understanding of statistical and/or other analysis techniques designed to support research projects of broad scope and complexity. • Supervising other staff or trainees to execute studies, including verifying data analysis plans and findings. • Acting as the client liaison for our contract with the American College of Rheumatology - working with clients to perform analyses using national patient registry data. These projects last three to six months and involve developing a protocol, executing that protocol, and presenting and sharing results. • Conducting data analyses including basic descriptive statistics, comparative analyses, factor analyses, and regression analyses. • Assisting in writing scientific manuscripts and help with grant applications as needed.
Required Qualifications: • PhD degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, or Public Health and at least four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Advanced skills associated with statistical analysis, database management and systems programming • Expertise in SAS, STATA, R, or Python statistical packages, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and reference management software (e.g. EndNote). • Experience synthesizing data into presentation format • Experience developing study designs • Experience writing scientific manuscripts synthesizing research findings • In-depth knowledge of research function • 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
Preferred Qualifications: • Post-graduate training in relevant field • Experience conducting research using electronic health record data • Experience using machine learning techniques
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California 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, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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 high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.