Research Coordinator

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Research Coordinator

Stanford University

Job Number:
89092

Research Coordinator:

The Department of Psychology is looking for a full time Research Coordinator to work on a research project which investigates how early language processing efficiency can support language, cognitive, and literacy outcomes in Spanish- and English-learning children. Primary responsibilities include interacting with parents and children in Spanish; running experimental protocols and administering standardized tests with children from 18 months to 8 years of age; conducting face-to-face interviews with parents; coding and analyzing data; maintaining research records; and training undergraduates to help with testing and coding. This position involves working at our community laboratory in San Jose.

A requirement for this position is that the RC be a native Spanish speaker who is able to interact effectively with Latina mothers and children from a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds.

This is a one year fixed term position with possibility of renewal upon funding availability.

**To be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter along with the online application**

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintain the lab homepage and lab wiki.
  • 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.


* - Other duties may also be assigned


Core Duties:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintain the lab homepage and lab wiki.
  • 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.


* - Other duties may also be assigned

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:
  • Bachelor's degree in cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, computer science, or a related field.


Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • General understanding of scientific theory and methods.
  • Some background in Statistical methods for analyzing experimental data.
  • Programming skills in R, Python, and JavaScript/HTML/CSS.
  • Experience with open science best practices (e.g., version control and data sharing with Git/Github; study pre-registration on Open Science Framework).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required for working with human study participants.
  • Experience with or interest in running eye-tracking experiments, and analyzing eye-tracking data.
  • Ability to get tasks done efficiently and independently, and to show initiative in doing so.
  • Some experience with academic writing.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.


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 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 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.

WORK STANDARDS:
  • 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu


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: F
  • Requisition ID: 89092


Job:

Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States
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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

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: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 4/8/2033
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