Social Science Research Professional 1

Location
Stanford
Posted
Mar 21, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Social Science Research Professional 1

Stanford University

Job Number:
78330

Stanford University is seeking a Social Science Research Professional 1 to perform work in support of our BrainGate 2 feasibility study of intracortical neural interface systems for persons with tetraplegia. Research in the lab includes the careful execution and documentation of research sessions studying the safety and efficacy of investigational medical devices and novel, neurally -controlled assistive interfaces (“brain-computer interfaces”) for people with paralysis or communication impairments.

Duties include:
  • Plan and perform research tasks of limited complexity requiring initiative and judgment in applying basic knowledge and understanding of PI.
  • Extract data and structured information from published literature and other sources.
  • Administer questionnaires and rating scales requiring judgment in applying non-routine scoring procedures.
  • Conduct literature searches, and write literature summaries, requiring preliminary judgments after conceptual approach is outlined by the supervisor. Build and organize data as requested by principal investigator or faculty; use common statistical programs, requiring the application of job control language in generating and organizing data.
  • Adapt new, nonstandard methods outlined by supervisor (principal investigator or faculty).
  • Assist in designing and evaluating phases of research projects, seeking guidance where necessary, and auditing the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases.
  • Present research finding to internal audiences, including peers, co-workers, and managers.
  • Help orient and train new staff or students as needed.
  • Assist with development and design of outreach materials and tools for recruitment, educational, or awareness programs with guidance from supervisor.
* - Other duties may also be assigned


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Knowledge of complex research computing hardware and software
  • Experience with computer code and prior experience with Matlab a plus
  • One year of experience as a research assistant
  • Strong academic credentials and intellectual creativity
  • Desire to take initiative, solve problems, and handle substantial responsibility
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong work ethic
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of related education and relevant experience.

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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weight up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and soft/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.
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 bases 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: 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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