The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is seeking a Clinical Research Statistical Programmer position in the Finlay lab, which is part of the Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University. The Statistical Programmer will support a health services research program by using SQL and SAS to construct analytic data sets from VA administrative data. This position will also perform statistical analysis and create summaries and reports with guidance from experienced statisticians.
The Clinical Research Statistical Programmer will support a clinical research study investigating mental health and substance use disorder treatment utilization and engagement among justice-involved veterans served at the VA under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI).
The Finlay lab is focused on identifying disparities in treatment access, use and quality, as well as developing interventions to reduce disparities in care. This position will primarily contribute to a clinical study examining treatment use among justice-involved veterans with substance use disorders. The Statistical Programmer will have the opportunity to learn skills in management and analysis of a large electronic health records database and advanced statistical techniques. There is also the opportunity to be part of scientific publications.
This is a regular, full time (40 hours/week), 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.
- Writing and running programs in SQL and SAS for clinical datasets
- Identifying and resolving database and analysis issues/problems
- Assessing and analyzing electronic medical data
- Conducting statistical analyses in SAS or R
- Creating and maintaining documentation for study set-up, directories, quality assurance monitoring and programs
- Creating written presentation of data information
- Other tasks as assigned
Required: Bachelor degree in statistics, mathematics, or another quantitative field (or equivalent combination of education, training and experience).
Desired: Master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, or another quantitative field.
Desired: two years or more of related experience; ability to use SQL to construct analytic datasets strongly preferred.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
- Must be proficient in SAS, especially routines for the manipulation of large data sets
- Must have at least basic, college-level statistics coursework (2 course minimum)
- Experience working with clinical datasets strongly desired
- Work well both independently and in a collaborative team
- Ability to communicate data requirements as well as limitations to team members
- Proficiency with MS Word
- Capability to produce reference documents and to outline work processes in writing
- Ability to use SQL to construct analytic datasets strongly preferred
Environmental Conditions / Physical Demands:
Physical: Sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time, repetitive movement, etc.
Environmental: Exposure to imaging equipment and office 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, women, 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 ‘FIN1701.17’ via our Jobs page and include your cover letter and your resume/curriculum vitae as ONE document.