Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is looking for a full-time Clinical Research Assistant to support a study comparing different implementation strategies to improve and sustain the delivery of cognitive processing therapy for PTSD across three different VA mental health systems.
We encourage you to apply if you have strong interest in mental health research, familiarity with data analytic software (e.g., R, SPSS, HLM), and experience conducting recruitment and working with study participants. It is rewarding to know that your hard work as a Research Assistant will make a difference in the lives of others.
ABOUT THIS ROLE
The Research Assistant will support the Principal Investigator (PI), Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman, Ph.D., and the Project Administrator with a variety of research duties, including subject recruitment and interviews, data collection, entry and coding, assisting with IRB submissions, as well as assisting with the preparation of manuscripts under direct supervision.
Dr. Wiltsey-Stirman serves as Acting Deputy Director of the Dissemination and Training Division, National Center for PTSD, and joined the Stanford faculty in 2016. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, VA, and the Canadian Institute for Health Research.
PAVIR offers generous benefits, including comprehensive health insurance, vision, dental, 13 paid holidays, paid vacation time, sick pay, a 401(k) with a fully vested 6% company match and 3% profit share, a wellness program, commuter benefits, and professional development training. Plus, we pay for life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance.
This is a full-time position located in Menlo Park, CA.
ABOUT PALO ALTO VETERANS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH (PAVIR)
PAVIR engages in the administration of funds and providing support for the conduct of clinical research at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. 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.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Enter and maintain data in databases
Assist with data tracking, cleaning, preparation and analysis
Assist with the preparation of manuscripts and progress reports
Code psychotherapy fidelity data and data from qualitative interviews and other sources, including medical records
Assist with the recruitment of study participants
Explain the study and study procedures to potential participants
Obtain telephone or in-person consent per defined protocol
Track participants for follow-up assessments
Assist with conducting and transcribing qualitative interviews with clinicians and administrators
Assist with IRB submissions and amendments
Assist with preparation and organization of educational materials for study participants, maintain sharepoint/icohere/study websites to ensure that materials are current.
READY TO JOIN OUR RESEARCH TEAM? 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 Without Compensation (WOC) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org - Human Resources department.
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QUALIFICATIONS FOR A CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience)
1 year of related experience, including experience with data entry & management, or data analysis in a research environment
Strong interest in clinical research and/or mental health research
Interest in implementation of research methods
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Familiarity and previous use of data analytic software (e.g., R, SPSS, HLM)
Ability to understand VA regulations and procedures regarding research
Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the research field gained through education or experience
Previous experience in follow-up data collection
Ability to multitask and juggle multiple deadlines
Effective communication skills, both oral and written
Good interpersonal skills in order to interact with study subjects
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and database software
Ability to read and understand the study protocol
Ability to complete directed tasks independently
2+ years of related experience, including experience conducting recruitment, obtaining informed consent, or performing study procedures with study participants
Experience managing and analyzing data using R
Some knowledge of the IRB submission process
Previous experience conducting or coding qualitative interviews
Previous experience in implementation or psychology research lab involving psychology protocol
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Exposure to an office and clinical environment.
Internal Number: 1708114
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