Social Science Research Coordinator

Stanford University

Social Science Research Coordinator

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Social Science Research Coordinator:

The Department of Psychology is looking for a full-time Social Science Research Coordinator. This is a one year fixed term position with strong possibility of renewal.

The Social Concepts Lab within Psychology Department will explore beliefs about race and multiracial individuals, how group norms influence social cognition, and how cognitive biases (e.g., essentialism) contribute to social perception and reasoning (e.g., intergroup biases, political attitudes). This work integrates the research areas of conceptual development and social inequality, seeking to understand how the social concepts we hold (e.g., race, conformity, group norms) influence the thoughts and behaviors that contribute to social inequality (e.g., group-based categorization and stereotyping) This lab will focus on how these concepts vary across diverse populations (e.g., racial minorities, international samples), and how altering the concepts can reduce inequality.

The Research Coordinator will help with various aspects of creating and maintaining the lab: submitting and renewing IRB protocols, purchasing and maintaining research equipment and supplies, establishing and maintaining partnerships with local schools, museums, and community centers, recruiting, training, and supervising undergraduate research assistants, creating and managing surveys via Amazon's Mechanical Turk and Qualtrics, interacting and recruiting children and their families, collecting, managing, and analyzing data, preparing conference presentations and manuscripts, managing lab calendars and schedules, and reading relevant literature. The position will allow authorship on research presentations and articles.

Core Duties:

  • Maintain and file forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs.

  • Prepare correspondence, and documents for different studies

  • 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.

  • Type, edit and organize data.

  • Review and verify accuracy of database information and assist in making necessary corrections according to specific guidelines.

  • Process study compensation payments and send follow-up thank you letters to subjects upon completion of study activities. Assist with post-study activities.

    Education and Experience Required:

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

  • A degree in Psychology or related field is preferred.

    Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • A background in experimental and clinical psychology and statistics, as well as experience running information-processing tasks and experimental protocols with both adults and children, are necessities.

  • Must also have experience in conducting structured clinical interviews and must be proficient with SPSS

  • Given the sensitive populations being studied, this individual must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and must be able to function well independently.

  • General understanding of scientific theory and methods.

  • Good computer skills; knowledge in Microsoft Office preferred.

  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

  • Ability to work with human study participants.

    Certificates and Licenses Required:

  • None

    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, 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

    Work Standards:

  • 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,

    Working Condition:

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

    Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

    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: School of Humanities and Sciences
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

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    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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