Social Science Research Professional 3 (60% FTE)

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Social Science Research Professional 3 (60% FTE)

Stanford University

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Job Code: 4188Job Gade: H
The Stanford Cancer Institute at the Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking a Social Science Research Professional 3 (SSRP3) to support the Principal Investigator's research program on breast cancer and prostate cancer, as well as pubertal outcomes, relevant to cancer. The SSRP3 will work with the PI developing and writing new grant proposals; take the lead on new data analysis projects on cancer etiology and outcomes using existing data; develop statistical analyses plans for both case-control and cohort designs; work closely with the Biostatistician who will perform some of the statistical analyses and perform statistical analyses using SAS for select projects; write manuscripts as lead author and contribute to manuscripts as co-author; and participate in multidisciplinary teams for collaborative projects.

Duties include:

  • Assist principal investigators with designing experiments constituting a phase of a research project for which precedents are few; conduct experiments which may involve coordinating a complex experimental protocol.
  • Independently identify/modify standard procedures based on judgment concerning the general goals of a project; select approaches in developing, testing, and evaluating new methods.
  • Lead or participate in multidisciplinary teams (in academia, across different faculties or schools, and in industry, across different functions of the business).
  • Co-author all or sections of a report for publication or professional presentation with the work being reviewed by the principal investigator or faculty.
  • Formally supervise and train new staff or students, including hiring, performance management, and related duties, in addition to instruction on techniques and consultation on project work.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, detail-oriented
  • Publication record as lead author
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in statistical analysis of epidemiologic data, data interpretation, and manuscript writing
  • Proficient in SAS
  • Ability to work with high level of independence
  • Expertise in breast cancer epidemiology, thorough understanding of epidemiologic methods
  • Master's in Epidemiology or Public Health required

Graduate degree in an applicable social science related field and five years of applicable experience, or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science.

  • Expert level knowledge and skills in field of science related to research project.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with human study participants.
  • Supervisory skills.


  • 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, 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 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,


Location: School of Medicine, California, United States
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Posted: 1/8/2019
Application Due: 3/11/2019
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