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Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) supports the nation's second largest research program conducted among the VA Hospitals and is looking for a Health Services Data Analyst. The Data Analyst in the Rose Lab will support a research program by using statistical software, such as R, stata, SQL, SAS, to understand the organization and delivery of care. The analyst is expected to create code that will extract and transform administrative datasets. The analyst will work with the PI to do basic analyses (computation of means, SD, variances), with the possibility of supporting more complicated analyses.

This a 40 hours/week temporary position, located in Palo Alto, CA. You will be eligible for medical benefits, sick leave, 401(k) with a fully vested 6% company match and 3% profit share, a wellness program, commuter benefits, and professional development training.

  • Use statistical software, such as R, stata, SQL, SAS, to manipulate and analyze data on projects that are designed to understand the organization and delivery of care;
  • Identify and resolve database and analysis issues/problems;
  • Create code that will extract and transform administrative datasets;
  • Perform basic analyses (computation of means, SD, variances);
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
  • Required: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;
  • 1 year or more of related experience manipulating and analyzing large data sets;
  • Final candidates will be asked to complete a programming assessment to assess their skills.
  • Preferred: Background in a social science (e.g., economics or political science) with quantitative training. One year of additional schooling or work experience that required a significant amount of statistical programming;
  • Experience with large datasets (>100k records);
  • SAS, R or Stata programming;
  • Knowledge of Biostatistics and/or econometrics preferred.
  • Ability to 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.

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. We recruit and retain talented employees who believe in making a difference in the lives of others through innovative health research.
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 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.
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.

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