University of California, San Francisco

Senior Epidemiologist

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Job Summary

We are seeking a full-time Senior Epidemiologist to support various CDC and NIH funded research projects (FIND COVID, LIINC and RECOVER). These studies enroll participants with COVID-19 and follow them in the acute and convalescent phase with the aim of better understanding the natural history and Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC). They will assist the research program, primarily through managing data and conducting statistical analyses. Secondary responsibilities would include interpreting and writing up results for publication; drafting, tracking, and ensuring timely completion of Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols; assisting with data use requests and progress reports; and engaging in grant-writing process including preparation of preliminary analyses. This position requires initiative and ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.

The Senior Epidemiologist will join a collaborative and exciting team of researchers at the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEB) studying the natural history of SARS-CoV-2 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Researchers at DEB conduct large epidemiological and clinical research studies on individuals during the acute and post-acute phases of infection. These studies involve large, collaborative databases and need continuous management and analytical support.

They will contribute to data management, programming, statistical analyses, and manuscript development. This position requires an employee who can manage a team of individuals who enter, clean, and prepare analytical datasets. The Research Data Analyst will have the following additional responsibilities: 1) to support development of a master dataset that is be continuously updated as new data are entered, 2) to conduct primary statistical analyses of a complex nature, 3) to play an integral role in design of new research studies and databases related to aspects of data collection, and 4) to provide training and support in statistical and data-related principles to other employees. Analyses will include multivariate and longitudinal data analyses. The Research Data Analyst should show a strong interest in clinical research and a desire to contribute to the state of knowledge on the natural history of SARS-CoV-2. The Research Data Analyst must be able to multi-task, problem-solve, and apply creative solutions to new and unexpected situations with limited supervision. The Research Data Analyst must be able to communicate effectively verbally and through written materials with collaborators.

Note: this is a 1 year contract starting date of hire. We offer full benefits: medical, dental, vision. Will be eligible for retirement plans.

Department Description

 UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) is dedicated to improving health and reducing the burden of disease in the world’s most vulnerable populations. It integrates UCSF expertise in all of the health, social, and biological sciences, and focuses that expertise on pressing issues in global health. IGHS works with partners in countries throughout the world to achieve these aims. IGHS seeks to improve health worldwide, especially in developing countries, through research that informs policy. IGHS is committed to ensuring a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment as we work towards becoming an anti-racist organization. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. Please see our statement on anti-racism here:

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and 3 or more years of related work experience that includes 1+ years of leadership experience as such Team lead, project management etc.
  • 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
  • Master’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
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

Administrative Support, Clinical Labs, Professional and Managerial, Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit

99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

Employee Class




Appointment End Date



Mission Bay (SF), TBD



Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details

  • Seniority level

    Not Applicable
  • Employment type

  • Job function

    Research, Analyst, and Information Technology
  • Industries

    Higher Education

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