Social Science Research Coordinator

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Social Science Research Coordinator

Stanford University

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Social Science Research Coordinator
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Job Family: Research
Job Series: Social Science Research Coordinator
Job Code: 4185
Grade: D
Exemption: Non-exempt, one-year fixed term

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment harnesses the expertise and imagination of leading academics and decision makers to create practical solutions for people and the planet. The Institute is pioneering innovative approaches to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century - from climate change to sustainable food supplies to ocean conservation. Its mission is carried out by producing breakthrough environmental solutions that protect and nurture our planet to meet the vital needs of people today and of generations to come.

We are seeking for a professional research assistant to join our team to provide administrative and operational support to Dr. Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, students and her lab operations. The research will focus focused on applying behavioral decision research methods to address challenges associated with global environmental change. This position is an excellent opportunity for a highly self-motivated professional willing and eager to take on new challenges in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

JOB PURPOSE: Provide administrative or operational duties to support research or develop public programs and policies, applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory. Work under direction and supervision of the principal investigator.


  • 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.

  • Prepare data for input into statistical databases by typing, editing, and organizing data.

  • 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


Education & Experience:

Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or 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


  • 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 obligation 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,

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, depending on experience and qualifications. To be considered, applicants will provide a cover letter and resume.

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. All final candidates are subject to a background check.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4185
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: D
  • Requisition ID: 83881


Location: Dean of Research, Stanford, 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: 7/15/2019
Application Due: 7/25/2019
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