• Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Part Time

401(k), sick pay, commuter benefits, wellness program

Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is looking to hire a part-time Clinical Research Data Analyst to directly support a busy and high-performing cardiology research program. The Data Analyst work both independently and as part of a team on clinical data analysis and data management.

The Data Analyst will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Celina Yong, Director of Interventional Cardiology at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University. The Data Analyst will assist Dr. Yong in her scientific writing, project submission, and national research dissemination work. 

This is a part-time position, offering 20 hours a week, competitive hourly compensation, sick pay, 401(k) with a fully vested 6% company match and 3% profit share, wellness program, commuter benefits, and professional development training.

We encourage you to apply if you are a Veteran, have experience working with large datasets, as well as designing and performing statistical analyses for health outcomes.


PAVIR facilitates research and education activities conducted at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. At PAVIR we work with more than 160 uniquely talented medical scientists. Our researchers have an active appointment with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and maintain academic appointments with Stanford University. We recruit and retain talented employees who believe in making a difference in the lives of others through innovative health research.


The Clinical Research Data Analyst will spend majority of the time on data management and analysis and about 20% of the time supporting Principal Investigator's research operation.

The Data Analyst is responsible to perform statistical analyses of large datasets (including VA electronic health records) for health outcomes and health services research questions.

Here are other related job functions:

  • Identify, validate, and resolve database and analysis issues
  • Propose and perform appropriate statistical analysis methods to answer clinical and research questions
  • Evaluate and interpret collected clinical data
  • Manage the database for internal and external audits and prepare summary reports
  • Create tables/figures and written presentation of data information

The Data Analyst will work directly with Dr. Yong and other members of the research team to support scientific writing and project submission by performing maintenance of supporting documentation for projects including bibliographies. The Data Analyst will also conduct internet research to support scientific publications and draft sections of proposals, publications, and presentations.


  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in statistics or a related field
  • 2 or more years of related data analysis experience
  • Must have college-level statistics coursework and ability to use one or more statistical packages: SAS, R, STATA, SPSS
  • Work well both independently and in a collaboration with a 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.


  • Master's degree in statistics or a related field
  • Prior experience with statistical analysis of VA-data
  • Prior experience working with other non-VA large datasets
  • Prior experience designing and performing statistical analyses for health outcomes and/or health services research
  • Experience with research protocols, regulatory requirements of governing bodies, HIPAA and FDA compliance
  • Expertise in PubMed research, Data management and analysis, a bibliography or reference program (e.g., Endnote, Mendeley)

Physical Demands: Sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time, repetitive movement, occasional walking and standing for extended periods of time.

Environmental Conditions: Exposure to clinical and office environments.



If you feel that you would be right for this job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

PAVIR is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with a Disability are encouraged to apply. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact - Human Resources department.

Location: 94304


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