Social Science Research Coordinator

May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Social Science Research Coordinator

Job Number:

The Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) is seeking a Social Science Research Coordinator to perform administrative and operational duties to support research conducted by the Healthy Aging Research and Technology Solutions (HARTS) Lab, working under the direction and supervision of the principal investigator and/or study coordinator/supervisor.

The HARTS Lab creates innovative programs that fuse technology and healthy aging research to promote and improve health habits for under-represented populations.

The SSRC must have an interest in researching risk factors for major chronic conditions, sedentary lifestyles, and nutrition habits. The individual should enjoy working closely with mid to older adults from diverse backgrounds, be understanding of their needs and have excellent customer service skills. The individual will be required to comply with standardized study protocols, health and safety policies and procedures (including those specifically related to the worksite). The individual should enjoy administering participant surveys and questionnaires, collecting physical measurements and functional fitness testing. The individual must be highly organized to maintain study data and generate information reports as needed. The individual will maintain the HARTS Lab website. The individual must be willing to contribute to a positive team spirit and work in a dynamic environment/setting.

A California Driver's License is required as the individual must be willing to travel to and have an interest in working with diverse community centers and affordable housing residences within the San Francisco bay area and work some evening hours.

Duties include:

  • Prepare correspondence, documents and reports.
  • Maintain and file forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs.
  • Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed. Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments.
  • Prepare, distribute, administer and process questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
  • Type, edit and organize data. Prepare data for input into statistical databases.
  • Apply formulas and calculations to research data using basic statistical programs. Review and verify accuracy of database information and assist in making necessary corrections according to specific guidelines.
  • Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


  • Education or relevant experience working in health science, physiology, coursework or equivalent in behavioral health, nutrition, gerontology or related fields highly desired.
  • Previous experience with data collection for research projects highly desired.
  • Experience working with the mid to older adult population is highly desired.
  • Experience using RedCAP, Drupal, is highly desired.
  • Meticulous, organized, conscientious, sensitive to a range of participant needs; flexible style of work and the ability to work under supervision and with a variety of staff and research study participants.
  • Experience working with technology and designing and maintaining websites highly desirable.
  • Fluent oral/written in Spanish or Tagalog is highly desired.


Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • General understanding of scientific theory and methods.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with human study participants.


California Driver's License


  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, and operates foot and/or hand controls.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
  • May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Similar jobs

Similar jobs