Social Science Research Coordinator

Location
Stanford
Posted
Aug 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Social Science Research Coordinator

Job Number:
75922

Interested in language, cognition, and development? The Department of Psychology is looking for a full time Research Coordinator. This is a one year fixed term position with possibility of renewal. The RC will assist with empirical work on language learning, social development, and cross-cultural cognition. Duties will include assisting in designing, creating, running, and analyzing experiments with infants, children, and adults (including experiments delivered using web-based platforms); coordinating and recruiting undergraduate research assistants; coordinate participant recruitment; and assisting in planning lab events and meetings.


Other optional opportunities: The RC may have opportunities for scientific involvement in conference presentations and journal articles.

RA should have working knowledge of MS Office and good organizational and communication skills. Frequent email and phone communication will be necessary, and keeping organized (scheduling and record-keeping) is an essential part of the job. Previous research experience is strongly preferred. A good candidate will have additional technical skills such as programming (Python and R for data analysis, JavaScript/HTML/CSS for web programming), statistical knowledge, and graphic design (Photoshop/Illustrator/Dreamweaver). Must be a quick learner, able to work independently, and show initiative. The position is ideal for individuals who wish to further their research training.


** To be considered for this position, please submit your most recent resume and cover letter **


Core Duties:

  • Prepare correspondence, documents and reports.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Type, edit and organize data. Prepare data for input into statistical databases.

  • Other Clerical Duties: mass photocopying, mailings, and errands.

    Minimum Education and Experience Required

  • Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • A Four year college degree is preferred.Minimum Education and Experience Required

  • Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • A Four year college degree is preferred.Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • 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.
    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.

    Working Conditions:

  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
  • 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 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/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:

    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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