FUNCTION OF THE UNIT
The goals of the SDSU HealthLINK Center for Transdisciplinary Health Disparities Research are to enhance capacity and improve infrastructure at SDSU, and its partner organizations, to advance minority health and health disparities research among racially/ethnically diverse, sexual and gender minority, and lower-income populations using a community-engaged transdisciplinary research approach. The Center includes 23 tenured/tenure-track faculty and represents four colleges at SDSU. The Center will bring together existing infrastructure support and researchers from diverse yet overlapping disciplines to develop a Research Infrastructure Core (RIC), which will offer a wide range of research services. The RIC will house expertise in using wireless technology (e.g., personal and ambient sensors) and big data (e.g., electronic health record, ecological momentary assessment, US Census) to refine intervention approaches to increase their effects. A Health Data Analytic Portal and a Health Science Knowledge Repository will be created for the RIC that provides easy access to state-of-the art analytic tools and resources to support transdisciplinary research.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Webserver Administrator/Database Manager will create the Health Data Analytic Portal and Health Science Knowledge Repository under the direction of and in collaboration with Drs. Tsou and Castillo, applying the user-centered design process with SDSU researchers to ensure the usability and accessibility of both the Health Data Analytic Portal and Health Science Knowledge Repository. Additionally, the Webserver Administrator/Database Manager will maintain both the Health Science Knowledge Repository and the Health Data Analytic Portal. This person will work closely with Drs. Tsou, Castillo, Wells, and Ayala and the Center’s Administrative Director and Center Research Manager to design the framework of the Center’s website which will be housed in the Health Science Knowledge Repository. Once developed, this person will provide technical support to maintain the website. The Webserver Administrator/Database Manager will be responsible for creating and maintaining interfaces on the repository for the SDSU community, Community Engagement Core (CEC) partners, and the general public to access: the profiles of investigators; profiles of minority health and health disparities research at SDSU; archives of the Center’s workshops and seminars; webinars and online training materials; recharge service price list and request forms (e.g., for focus group development, data analysis, data storage, etc.). The Webserver Administrator/Database Manager will establish systems so that Center personnel can easily archive many other resources for use by other SDSU researchers and CEC community partners in the Health Science Knowledge Repository, including: project research updates, technical reports, lab protocols, surveys, analytic code, EMA templates, data models, and publications. The Webserver Administrator/Database Manager will create and maintain the database for the Center’s evaluation conducted by the investigators and staff on the Administrative Core. Finally, the Webserver Administrator/Database Manager will work with Drs. Tsou and Castillo and with the Data Analyst to develop the systems and protocols to interface with the Health Data Analytic Portal to extract data for use by Research Projects (RPs), Pilot Projects (PPs), and other researchers.
The Webserver Administrator/Database Manager is responsible for but not limited to:
The Webserver Administrator Responsibility 40%
The Database Manager Responsibility 40%
Assist RPs and PPs in the Center 20%
Minimum Experience and Education
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation
San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer