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Research Data Analyst (6257U), Public Health Administration - 42049
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 9, 2022
Title Research Data Analyst (6257U), Public Health Administration - 42049
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

Research Data Analyst (6257U), Public Health Administration - 42049

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

Berkeley Public Health (BPH) aims to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through interdisciplinary collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational research. Established in 1943, BPH is a professional school on the UC Berkeley campus that comprises six academic divisions and nearly 30 research centers and programs. Our department's values include social justice, health as a right, challenging conventional thought, embracing diversity, and creating meaningful impact. We honor our principles of community by centering and valuing everyone in our community; prioritizing prevention while remaining grounded in social justice; promoting safety and respect; practicing self-care and kindness; and remaining optimistic, hopeful, and committed to change. Learn more at

The Center for Targeted Machine Learning and Causal Inference (CTML), within UCB's School of Public Health, is an interdisciplinary research center for advancing, implementing and disseminating statistical methodology to address problems arising in public health and clinical medicine. For more information, please visit for sponsors and projects, including the SEARCH Consortium projects.

The SEARCH (Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health) Consortium supports a wide range of community-based HIV prevention, treatment, and implementation research. Over the past decade, SEARCH has conducted multiple large randomized trials and other studies to design and test evidence-based treatment and prevention interventions designed to guide the global effort to end AIDS using a multi-disease, multi-sector approach. The UCB SEARCH Data Analyst will join a vibrant international team to provide analytic and data support for multiple ongoing studies of HIV in East Africa conducted under the SEARCH Umbrella.

The Berkeley SEARCH team is based at the Center for Targeted Machine Learning and Causal Inference at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, in close collaboration with the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at UCSF.

The position involves gathering, analyzing, and interpreting a wide variety of research data. Using skills as a seasoned, experienced research professional with a full understanding of in-depth statistical analyses and research software programming techniques. The analyst roles will include analyzing collected information according to pre-specified statistical methods, including recent advances in targeted learning. The analyst will further work to ensure the integrity and completeness of data and workflow, managing and / or developing data practices, databases and information systems as well as guidelines, and data dictionaries. The analysts will prepare reports, charts, tables, and other visual aids to interpret and communicate data and results.

There is a strong social-justice component to this job - your work will be directly contributing to projects that impact millions of people. You will be working with a leading team within the Public Health, Biostatistics, and Infectious Disease fields that pushes the boundaries and has high expectations of everyone on board. No understanding of infectious diseases is necessary. There is also potential for travel to Kenya and Uganda to work with the field team.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 22, 2022


  • Develops systems for organizing data to analyze, identify and report trends, generates quality controlled analytic datasets and corresponding data dictionaries.
  • Implements statistical studies and analysis, including supporting real time data quality monitoring and improvement, in accordance with statistical analysis plans.
  • Prepares data for presentation.
  • Prepares reports of studies for internal validation and cross validation studies.
  • Prepares graphical presentations of statistical analyses.
  • Analyzes the interrelationships of data and defines logical aspects of data sets.
  • Conduct power calculations and simulations to support study design.
  • Reviews new software instruments and potential effects on statistical testing.
  • May make programming modifications.
  • Participates in development and implementation of data security policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Fluency in R.
  • Ability to apply close attention to detail and achieve high accuracy.
  • Clear logical and analytical thinking.
  • Independent problem solving.
  • Solid ground in best practices in ensuring reproducible and transparent data and analysis workflows.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a 12-month, full-time (40 hours/week), Contract Appointment, eligible for full UC benefits with the possibility of extension.
  • This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $89,000.00 - $95,000.00.
  • For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.

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