Social Science Research Coordinator

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Social Science Research Coordinator

Stanford University

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Social Science Research Coordinator:

The Stanford Psychology Department has an opening for a full time Social Science Research Coordinator (SSRC) at Stanford SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions. The SSRC's responsibilities will include training undergraduate research assistants, scheduling and coordinating project meetings, helping manage practitioner partnerships, assisting with data collection, helping prepare data for statistical analysis, supporting staff in the development of original content for SPARQ online toolkits, websites, and social media channels, assisting with literature reviews, and aiding in the preparation of reports and presentations for funders and partners.

SPARQ is a center focusing on creating and sharing psychological insights with people working to improve society. Ongoing projects include: Respectful Policing, a partnership to improve officer-citizen interactions; Space Reface, a partnership with the Stanford engineering and computer science departments to design physical spaces that promote belonging for women and people of color; and Barriers to Economic Agency, a partnership with the World Bank to boost economic interventions with cultural insights. The center consists of two faculty directors, one executive director, one media director, four research associates, affiliated graduate students, and undergraduate RAs.

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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Additional Core Duties:

  • Maintain website and social media accounts.

    Minimum Education and Experience Required:

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

    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:


    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,

    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
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    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    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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    Posted: 2/27/2018
    Application Due: 3/27/2018
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