SSLA Research Project Manager, Stanford Law School

Stanford University

SSLA Research Project Manager, Stanford Law School

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The person in this position will report to the Executive Director and the faculty member leading the Stanford Securities Litigation Analytics (SSLA), a database and data analytics project housed at Stanford Law School. The person in this position will be responsible for managing research assistants, data collection, data analysis, drafting of blog posts, articles and reports, and expansion of the database into new areas of corporate and securities litigation. Manage activities of assigned projects from project initiation through completion with limited guidance; coordinate all technical activities on assigned projects.
This is a one year fixed-term position.


  • In cooperation with the Executive Director and faculty, propose, design and implement research projects.
  • Manage and review research project plans and proposals, and work with Executive Director and faculty member to develop project objectives; identify project responsibilities by determining the phases and elements of the project; calculate time frames and sequence the stages of the project.
  • On an ongoing basis, manage research assistants in the collection and entry of data. This includes tracking, identifying and adding law suit filings in the SSLA database, tracking ongoing case dockets and assigning required updates to project staff, and updating the status of the cases appropriately.
  • Collect detailed data from legal and financial sources and enter and manage data input.
  • Communicate with licensees (senior executives at large financial companies).
  • Ensure the preparation of required project documentation (blog posts, articles and reports).
  • Contribute to communication plan.
  • Manage and coordinate research and other projects using Microsoft Project Manager (or equivalent).


    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience, experience in the field of securities law and enforcement/academic experience, JD/MBA preferred.


  • Exposure to empirical securities litigation research.
  • Proven ability to apply professional experience and judgment in the day-to-day management of complex information-intensive projects involving corporate databases, scoring systems, or other empirical data warehousing systems.
  • Self-starter with ability to work with a fast-paced team with an energetic and entrepreneurial focus. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of flexibility in managing and directly performing a wide range of tasks as part of a team with enthusiasm and a focus on getting the job done.
  • Polished written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, organizational ability, and ability to master new subject areas.
  • Demonstrated project management ability to employ integration, scope time management, cost, quality, communications, risk, procurement components.
  • Familiarity with Stanford systems is a plus; knowledge of database concepts, MS Office, and spreadsheet applications required.


  • Frequently sit, perform desk based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    * - 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.


  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • 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: Project Management

    Location: School of Law
    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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