Research Coordinator

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Research Coordinator🔍School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Mar 31, 2021 Post Date📅88991 Requisition #Research Coordinator:

The Stanford Vision and Perception Neuroscience Lab ( within the Department of Psychology is seeking a full-time Lab Manager/Research Coordinator (RC).

The RC will participate in NIH-funded research to examine the development of high-level visual areas from childhood to adulthood. The position will expose the applicant to multiple types of imaging data and computational analyses approaches. As such, it is particularly suited for a recent graduate from a Neuroscience, Psychology, Symbolic Systems, or Computer Science program who is seeking to work in an innovative research environment in preparation for graduate school in Neuroscience/Psychology/Medicine/Computer Science.

The work will involve scheduling and conducting behavioral and MRI scans in children and adults; designing, programming, and analyzing behavioral and MRI data including modeling; participating in lab meetings and research seminars. The RC will also provide technical support for lab personnel such as maintaining code and conduct administrative duties such as ordering and tracking supplies and compiling information for IRB reviews.

We seek an organized, self-motivated, independent, and reliable individual with strong computational skills, who can also work as part of a team. The position requires a bachelor’s degree in either cognitive science, neuroscience, biology, computer science, psychology, engineering, physics, or math. Coding proficiency in Matlab or python is preferred. The applicant should have good teamwork skills and evidence of serious interest in a career in neuroscience, psychology, medicine, or computer science.

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

**To be considered, please submit your most recent resume, cover letter, and list at least two professional references**

Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Core Duties:

    Prepare correspondence, documents and reports.
    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.
    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. Type, edit and organize data. Prepare data for input into statistical databases.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

Minimum Education and Experience Required

    Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
Desired Education: A Four year college degree in Psychology or related field is preferred.

Minimum 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.

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • None

Physical Requirements

    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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4185
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: D
  • Requisition ID: 88991




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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time