Social Science Research Professional



Stanford University

Social Science Research Professional

Job Number:
75907

The Department of Psychiatry is seeking to expand their current team with the addition of a research professional to help accomplish the centers' pioneering research and scholarship goals.


Duties include:
  • Assist in designing experiments, exercising independent initiative and judgment gained from completing a variety of high level assignments, including activities such as defining variables, formulating hypotheses, and selecting subjects, sources of information, or planned and coordinating experimental protocols.
  • Adapt or work out the details of new, nonstandard procedures, with the supervisor providing only general guidance and suggestions.
  • Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques.
  • Solve problems, and make decisions which affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.
  • Select and apply standard calculations and formulas independently to compile data or process documents; often serve as a resource for research methods and numerical analyses.
  • Co-author sections of research publications and regulatory reports as needed.
  • Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
  • Supervise staff or students as needed, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work.
Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award- winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MA/MS/MPH
  • Knowledge of SPSS and or other statistical program
    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

    Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field and two years applicable experience, or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science.


    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
    • Comprehensive understanding of scientific theory and methods.
    • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
    • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
    • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
    • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
    • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work with human study participants.
    • Developing supervisory skills.

    CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

    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, operate 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.

    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.



    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: 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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