Social Science Research Professional

Location
Stanford
Posted
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Social Science Research Professional

Job Number:
75132

Job Title: Social Science Research Professional 2
JOB PURPOSE The AAA Lab at Stanford (aaalab.stanford.edu) works at the intersection of education, cognitive science, and computer science. We are exploring the value of novel instructional techniques and computer-based learning technologies, e.g. online games and simulations, for improving STEM learning and assessment. Our research primarily focuses on middle-school aged children in both schools and informal learning settings such as summer camps, afterschool programs, and museums. We are seeking a multifaceted research professional who can help with implementation of all aspects of our research, including developing and implementing instructional materials; interfacing regularly with teachers, parents, and students; collecting, organizing, and analyzing data; as well as designing learning technologies as part of a small research and development team. This is a full-time position for a term of one year, with possibilities for extension.


CORE DUTIES *

  • Help with preparation and development of learning materials (elementary and middle school science and math), as well as implementation of instruction
  • Communicate and interact with teachers, administrators, parents, and students in formal, as well as informal, settings on a frequent basis.
  • Assist in data collection, entry, organization, and analysis.
  • Work with research team on research study design and implementation.
  • Participate in user interface design cycles for new learning technologies.
  • Complete other tasks as needed, including library research, copying, etc.

*Other duties may be assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Education and Experience: MA/MS in social, life, or physical sciences, education, or related field or BA/BS + 2 years experience.
  • Experience working with K-12 students, preferably in school settings or related environment, e.g. informal learning environments, such as afterschool programs.
  • Experience in designing and developing instructional technologies or STEM curriculum
  • Experience teaching or working with teachers. Experience with teacher professional development a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to work both independently and collaboratively with diverse team members.
  • Excellent organizational skills; able to set and adhere to timelines across multiple projects, give attention to detail, take initiative, and manage ambiguity well.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written, with a wide range of audiences in both formal and informal settings
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort with technologies, including research tools, such as Microsoft Excel, R, or SPSS.
  • Experience with research study design, and data analysis a plus.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Driver's license and own transportation preferred, to be able to travel to Bay Area schools (Peninsula & South Bay).
  • Human subjects research (CITI) training to be completed upon hiring

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS *

  • 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, write by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.
  • Be able to teach classes of students (standing, bending, moving around the classroom) for a full school day.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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


WORK STANDARDS

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues, teachers and other school personnel, 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

BACKGROUND CHECK: The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check prior to employment.

FIXED-TERM: This is a fixed-term position with an end date of (one year from data of hire).

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.



Job: Research

Location: Graduate School of Education
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

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

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.






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