Lab Coordinator

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Lab Coordinator

Stanford University

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Job Classification Title: Social Science Research Professional
JCC: 4185
Grade: D
Exempt, 100% FTE
One year fixed term

Lab Coordinator:

The Stanford Psychology Department has an opening for a Lab Coordinator (LC) for the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory. The LC will work closely with PI/supervisor and graduate students, postdocs, and research assistants to ensure smooth functioning of an active research laboratory. Studies relate to emotion and emotion regulation, and involve collection of questionnaire, behavioral, and physiological (autonomic, EEG, and fMRI) data.
Day to day job duties will include;
-Test laboratory equipment and complete trouble-shooting as needed
-Manage laboratory supplies, check usage and levels and order more as needed to ensure no delays in study scheduling
-Manage laboratory room calendars and keep them in order
-Assist with updating lab wiki and lab website with new papers and information as directed by the postdocs, grad students and PI
-Assist with lab personnel needs; hiring work study students, train UG student RAs
-Laboratory development; ordering lab supplies
-Coordinate weekly lab meetings w/ setup
-Help Lab members with maintaining IRB protocols
-Act as liaison between the department and the lab
-Assist with experimental laboratory sessions; screen, schedule rooms and run subjects.
-Assist with conducting EEG, fMRI, physiology, or behavioral sessions.
-Keep up to date information regarding the payment of participants and process information as needed.
-Assist senior lab members and PI with preparation of talks (putting together PowerPoint presentations), and manuscripts.

This is a one-year fixed term position with possibility of renewal based on funding.

**To be considered for this position, please submit your most recent resume along with a cover letter**

Core Duties:

  • Maintain and file forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs.
  • Prepare correspondence, and documents for different studies
  • 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.
  • Type, edit and organize data.
  • Review and verify accuracy of database information and assist in making necessary corrections according to specific guidelines.
  • Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of study activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned

    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:

  • 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.

  • 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,

    Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.


    Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, California, United States
    Classification Level:

    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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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/11/2019
    Application Due: 3/13/2019
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