Social Science Research Coordinator

Location
Stanford
Posted
Mar 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Social Science Research Coordinator

Stanford University

Job Number:
78217

SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COORDINATOR


JOB PURPOSE:


Looking for a dynamic person to join the project team of Dr. Tanya Luhrmann in the Department of Anthropology. The project sets out to understand how cultural variation in ideas about the mind shapes the way people seek and experience the supernatural through a large comparative project. This is a six month fixed-term position.


This is a data support position, reporting to the Project Manager and will assist with data collection, data entry, and data coding. The position will require working independently on some data collection and in tandem with the data entry team and the Project Manager in other data specific areas. This individual will work closely with the Project Manager to expedite the data entry coding progress once the data collection is completed and be critical to the final data analysis. Attention to detail and strong data coding skills are preferred, BA preferred.


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.

  • 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.


    * - 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.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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


    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.

  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, and operates 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 the 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.


    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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