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Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research Clinical Research Assistant - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Palo Alto, California

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 full-timeClinical Research Assistantwho will support Principal Investigator, Dr. Molly Timmerman.

The Research Assistant will support the research evaluating efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic post-traumatic headaches in Veterans and service members.

The Research Assistant will perform various duties as outlined below under the direct supervision by the Principal Investigator (PI).


PAVIR offersgenerous benefits, including comprehensive health insurance, vision, dental,14 paid holidays, paid vacation time, sick pay, a401(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.


  • 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.
  • Support the Research Coordinator in all the ongoing research associated with the project at each site.
  • Enter and maintain data in databases;
  • Assist with data tracking and cleaning as needed.
  • Assist with coordinating meetings.
  • Assist with IRB submissions and amendments.
  • Assist with data preparation and analysis;
  • Assist with the preparation of manuscripts and progress reports.
  • Assist with preparation and organization of educational materials for study participants, maintain sharepoint/icohere/study websites such that materials are current.
  • Occasional travel to Livermore site;
  • Other study related duties as needed.


  • Required:Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required;
  • Previous experience with subject recruitment in research environment;
  • Valid Driver's License required
  • Preferred:6-12 months or more of related experience;
  • Highly reliable with demonstrated organizational ability;
  • Accurate record keeping and attention to detail;
  • Research experience in psychological test administration highly desired;
  • Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the research field gained through education or experience;
  • Ability to understand and follow VA regulations and procedures regarding research;
  • Knowledge of medical terms and abbreviations relevant to obtaining and coding medical history desired;
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing;
  • Basic math/statistical skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel;
  • Experience in database management or experience using statistical programs desired;
  • Familiarity with PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro and Endnote desired.


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 initial3-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 andcomplete 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 jobs@pavir.org - Human Resources department.

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