Business Systems Analyst III

September 16, 2020
Neurology / Memory and Aging Center
Full Time
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UCSF is looking for a Technical Project Manager with 3 to 5 years of experience. The Project Manager is a core resource at the center of our innovative and impactful technology program at the Memory and Aging Center (MAC) that is critical to bringing next generation research tools to researchers in the space of degenerative brain diseases and the biology of healthy aging. This position is a rare opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to neurology clinical research via a health technology position in a diverse environment. The Project Manager’s role is to manage the development and implementation of critical technology projects as well as support ongoing MAC Core Research Technology operations. Most project resources will be from MAC Core Technology team and some will be through partnership with other UCSF entities, and/or via 3rd party vendors/contractors, thus communications skills and a strong ability to work across organizational boundaries is crucial.

The Project Manager provides “go to” leadership and manages the scope, timing and delivery of small to large scale projects to achieve the MAC’s organizational goals and benefits to MAC researchers and stakeholders.
The Project Manager provides key support throughout the project lifecycle, tracking tasks, milestones, and resources, managing risk to timelines escalating to leadership when appropriate. The individual guides MAC Core Technology project team(s) by: providing measurable, client- focused approaches to project and release management; assisting with change management and project coaching; providing regular analysis and feedback on all phases of projects to MAC Core Technology leadership team; building and sustaining lasting relationships with project sponsors and partners.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating reliable and maintainable technical systems. In addition, the candidate will remain flexible bringing to bear appropriate strategies to the realities of developing technology in an academic research environment. Having an easy-going attitude with a clear communication style is a must.

Candidates from across the continental US will be considered and this position can be remote.

Work location: remote - indefinitely.

The Memory and Aging Center (MAC) is an internationally renowned clinical research center with a diverse workforce of over 260 full time employees with offices and clinical research space located in the Sandler Neurosciences Building and multiple other buildings on the UCSF Mission Bay Campus. The MAC provides clinical care for patients suffering from neurodegenerative disease processes; from this clinical population, external referrals, and direct recruitment efforts we enroll patients into more than 50 structured research protocols and/or treatment trials. We are a California Alzheimer’s Research Center and a federal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

MAC is the largest division within the Department of Neurology. The Department of Neurology is a teaching, research and clinical care unit within the School of Medicine (SOM). The Department of Neurology is a large, multi-site department, with locations including Mission Bay, Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG), Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and the Gladstone Institutes and is affiliated with the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. The department is constructed of 14 administrative divisions with 11 clinical specialties. The department has over 230 faculty and academic employees, 290 staff positions, and 170 trainees including: residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars.

The Department has an annual operating budget in excess of $120M and has been the #1 recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding across all U.S. Departments of Neurology for the past 6 consecutive years, in addition to being the #1 recipient of philanthropic dollars across all departments at UCSF.
Our department’s mission includes delivering the most exceptional clinical care to our patients, leading transformative cutting-edge research, and training the leaders of tomorrow in both neurology and neuroscience. Our department’s faculty, trainees, and staff work at a University and in a community that values and embraces diversity and strives to make an impact worldwide through our global and public health efforts.

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.