#101210 Research Data Analyst 2

La Jolla, CA
Aug 15, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/19/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/28/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Research Data Analyst 2 will work on research data reporting assignments that are of moderate diversity in scope. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. The incumbent will acquire and process all conductivity, temperature, depth and oxygen profile (CTDO) data on research expeditions utilizing established processing methods and routines. Consult with other data analysts, technicians, and scientists to make recommendations for updating and improving the processing routines. Develop, maintain and document Python scientific software used for processing data. Communicate with international researchers on results from previous cruises.

  • Must be willing and able to participate on research cruises of up to 2 months duration, for a total of up to 6 months annually.
  • Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or an equivalent combination of experience and training. Working knowledge of research function. General background in Oceanography.

  • Excellent skills in statistical analysis, systems programming, database design and data security measures. Knowledge of python and software programming best practices.

  • Working skills in analysis and consultation. Background and knowledge of CTD data collection and processing steps.

  • Demonstrated experience with the installation and configuration of computers and peripheral equipment (e.g. monitors, and printers).

  • Superb attention to detail in processing, integrating, documenting and reporting large scale hydrographic data sets.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including initiative and diplomacy, and ability to work with people from diverse background and educational levels.

  • Proven skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.

  • Must be willing and able to participate on research cruises of up to 2 months duration, for a total of up to 6 months annually.

  • Must possess a U.S. passport to travel globally without restriction.

  • Must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

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