Research Assistant

Location
Stanford
Posted
Feb 27, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Research Assistant

Stanford University

Job Number:
78064

This is a one-year fixed term position, with the possibility of a second year renewal. Start date is July 2, 2018.

We will be hiring four people for this role.

JOB PURPOSE:

The Stanford Graduate School of Business Behavioral Lab is looking to hire a full-time Research Assistant. This is a perfect position for those looking towards graduate school in organizational behavior, marketing, social psychology, and related fields.

Working under the direction and supervision of the principal investigator and/or study coordinator/supervisor, the research assistant (RA) provides direct research support to the organizational behavior and behavioral marketing faculty and PhD students at the GSB Behavioral Lab. Research support, about 80+% of time, may consist of running experiment sessions, programming computer-based studies, data coding and entry, gathering field data, and performing literature searches.

In addition to research support, roughly 10% of time, the RA will provide administrative support for the Behavioral Lab. Administrative support may include communication with members of the participant pool, maintenance of the Lab website and participant pools, coordinating lab space scheduling, and ensuring the laboratory space is maintained.

The research assistant must be and independent self-starter who can take initiative, see projects through to completion, and understand the unique priorities and demands of lab-based experimentation. Excellent communication and computer skills (word, excel, helpful to know html, etc.) are essential; statistics ability desirable. An ability to balance multiple, competing projects working with multiple faculty and doctoral students is a must. A mature personality is also a must.

The RA is responsible for maintaining a consistent and constant presence in the lab. The RA may also have opportunities to sit in on lab meetings, and seminars. Supervision may be minimal or intensive, depending on the project; the successful candidate should be able to work well with both styles.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Prepare correspondence, documents and reports.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Order and maintain equipment and supplies.

  • Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.

    - Other duties may also be assigned


    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    Education & Experience:

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

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General understanding of social psychological, marketing, or organizational behavior 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

    Certifications and 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.

  • - 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 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.




    Job: Research

    Location: Graduate School of Business
    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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