Research and Administrative Coordinator (1 Year Fixed-Term)

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Research and Administrative Coordinator (1 Year Fixed-Term)

Stanford University

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The Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) is seeking a Research and Administrative Coordinator for the WELL for Life study. WELL for Life seeks to build the scientific evidence base about the factors that impact well-being. This is an ambitious and dynamic project with participant recruitment goals of 10,000 individuals at each of three sites located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taiwan, China and Singapore. WELL for Life uses observational, intervention and biometric research approaches to establish how best to promote, enhance and maintain well-being. Research will be conducted at the individual and community level, both nationally and internationally, to inform and potentiate personal choice and social and environmental support for wellness and translate population health research findings into policy and practice. The successful candidate will perform work to support research and develop public programs and policies, applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory and to provide administrative and operational support working under general supervision. The ideal candidate will be flexible, enthusiastic and a great team player, but able to work independently.

Duties include:

  • Plan and perform research tasks of limited complexity requiring initiative and judgment in applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory when precedents do not provide specific guidance; general instruction is provided by the supervisor.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated understanding of health and well-being research.
  • Experience with partnering with local public health department and working collaboratively with community nongovernmental organizations/non-profits.
  • Experience in conducting community based participatory research.
  • Experience with graphic and web design, particularly using AEM.
  • Experience with MailChimp email marketing application.
  • Experience with REDCap research data application for building and managing online surveys and databases.
  • Experience with NVivo and R for data analysis.


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
  • May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.
  • 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,

Job Family: Research
Job Series: Social Science Research Professional
Job Code: 4186
Grade: E
Exemption: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time


Location: School of Medicine, California, United States
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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: 7/17/2018
Application Due: 11/4/2019
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