International Database Support & Capacity Building Analyst

May 11, 2020
Memory and Aging Center / Neurology
Full Time
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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 International Database Support & Capacity 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 wide 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 pull, collate, merge and report for the purpose of ongoing projects. The individual will also assist fellows 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.

The successful candidate will use skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a strong understanding of fundamental database management and some training in statistical analyses and/or research software programming techniques. The individual will utilize sufficient programming skills to manipulate and merge complex datasets to support all research database querying needs. S/he will demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. S/he will work independently, informed by partnerships with faculty and fellows and with oversight by GBHI faculty leads and/or the Executive Director.

Global Brain Health Institute

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 strategic communication.

More information at GBHI is integrated within the Memory and Aging Center at UCSF.

Memory and Aging Center

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.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
• Three or more years of related work experience
• Thorough skills in database management and manipulation of complex datasets for research to include datasets in Microsoft Excel, Access and other common platforms
• Mastery of 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
• Database analysis skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations
• Strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in relevant field, particularly global or public health
• 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



Job Code and Payroll Title
6257 Research Data Analyst III


Appointment Type


China Basin

Work Days
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm


Shift Length
8 Hours

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.