International Database Support & Capacity Building Analyst

University of California, San Francisco
Mission Bay (SF)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
006256 RSCH DATA ANL 2
Job Summary
The Global Brain Health Institute - GBHI ( has a unique opportunity for an individual with database development and analysis skills to support a growing number of international fellows from around the world. The Building Analyst will assist these international Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health in creating, cleaning and maintaining datasets needed to implement studies within their international regions. S/he will assist GBHI’s Atlantic Fellows and faculty in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting a wide variety of research data in a range of international settings on projects that range from neuroscience to clinical research and social research. This may include assisting fellows with selecting data samples, cleaning data, merging large datasets, and performing fundamental analyses, while also creating capacity through support of fellows in overseeing these same functions as they return to their home communities globally. This will include offering strategic support on selecting data systems and setting them up to meet study needs. 

The candidate will maintain expertise in common databases frequently used by fellows, including our internal database to extract, collate, merge and report for the purpose of ongoing projects. The individual will also assist fellows and faculty in grant writing as needed and work closely with GBHI’s statistician to support basic analyses such as descriptive statistics. Common analytics tasks include preparing reports, charts, tables, and other visual aids and helping train fellows to perform these same analytics. The position will require remote work for fellows in their home regions around the world and may require international travel. The individual will work with leadership to maintain a common core GBHI clinical dataset for use across all geographies and partner with research teams who are implementing this core dataset globally.
Req Number
Job Title
International Database Support & Capacity Building Analyst
Employee Class
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
Professional and Managerial, Research and Scientific
Required Qualifications
•    Bachelor's degree in related area and minimum one year of experience or equivalent combination of experience / training.
•    Skills in database management and manipulation of datasets for research.
•    Demonstrated skills in analysis and consultation.
•    Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing, attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal skills. 
Preferred Qualifications
•    Master’s degree in relevant field, particularly global or public health
•    Database analysis skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations.
•    Interest in topics of neurology and neurodegenerative diseases.
•    Skills associated with systems programming. Knowledge and experience programming in SQL, working with REDCap, and R.
•    Public health experience and/or training.
•    Skills in project management. 
Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
Neurology – Memory and Aging Center
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 Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) was established in 2015 with two co-founding sites at the University of California, San Francisco (USA) and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). GBHI works to reduce the scale and impact of dementia by training and supporting a new generation of leaders in brain health. GBHI’s unique training program is a 12 month fellowship where trainees come from a wide range of interprofessional backgrounds including doctors, lawyers, writers, artists, caregivers and policy-makers. GBHI competes to attract high quality, international candidates and seeks to raise greater awareness of the program through written materials, social media and a strategic communication. More information at

GBHI is integrated within the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco.

The mission of the Memory and Aging Center (MAC) is to provide the highest quality of care for individuals with cognitive problems, to conduct research on causes and cures for degenerative brain diseases, and to educate health professionals, patients and their families. More information at
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.
Mission Bay (SF)

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