The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is seeking a Data Analyst to support a busy, high-performing cardiology research program under the supervision of Principal Investigator (PI) - Celina Mei Yong, M.D.
The Data Analyst’s tasks will vary depending on current needs, and will include working both independently and as part of a team on clinical data analysis, data management, performing clinical trial activities, and research compliance. In addition, the Data Analyst will assist and work closely with the PI in her scientific writing, project submission, and national research dissemination work.
This is a regular, part-time (13 hours/week), non-exempt position.
PAVIR is a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). As a condition of employment, all PAVIR employees are required to have an approved appointment with VAPAHCS and complete a background check before they can commence work.
Data management and analysis:
Develop clear and concise documentation for studies, directories, quality assurance monitoring and programs
Perform data validation and analysis for multiple projects involving large datasets
Identify and resolve database and analysis issues/problems
Assess and analyze electronic medical data; work with users to resolve errors and issues in current versions
Evaluate and interpret collected clinical data
Manage the database for internal and external audits and prepare summary reports
Create written presentation of data information
Research Trial Coordination:
Conduct clinical research activities and work independently on project assignments
Code, evaluate, and interpret collected data and prepare appropriate documentation for sponsor and PI
Collaborate with PI and other team members, as well as sponsors, to resolve study queries
Ensure regulatory compliance and regularly inspect study documents to ensure ongoing VA and other associated compliance
Support Principal Investigator's Research Operation:
Back up for Research Assistants and other team members
Prepare patient information for registration / randomization as needed
Assist in maintenance of supporting documentations for project applications including bibliographies
Conduct internet research to support scientific publications
Draft sections of proposals, publications, and presentations
Perform other research duties as needed
Required: Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in statistics or a related field
Desired: Master’s degree in statistics or a related field
Required: Two (2) or more years of related data analysis experience and ability to use one or more statistical packages: SAS, R, STATA, and SPSS.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
Must have at least basic college-level statistics coursework
Prior experience working with large datasets, including VA data, desired
Experience with research protocols and regulatory of governing bodies and HIPAA as well as FDA compliance
Expertise with Internet and PubMed research, Data management and analysis, a bibliography or reference program (e.g. Endnote or Mendeley)
Work well both independently and in a collaborative team
Ability to communicate data requirements as well as limitations to team members
Proficiency with MS Office and database applications
Capability to produce reference documents and to outline work processes in writing
Exceptional scientific writing skills
Environmental Conditions / Physical Demands:
Physical: Sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time, repetitive movement, etc.
Environmental: Exposure to office and hospital/clinical environment.
PAVIR engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. Please refer to our website for additional information: www.pavir.org
PAVIR is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Qualified Individuals with a Disability. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact email@example.com - Human Resources department.
How to Apply:
Please apply online for job code ‘YON1801.18’ via our Jobs page and include your cover letter and your resume/curriculum vitae as ONE document.
About Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR)
The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. Please refer to our website for additional information: www.pavir.org