Research Coordinator

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Research Coordinator🔍School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Apr 28, 2021 Post Date📅89333 Requisition #Social Science Research Coordinator:

The Walton Lab in the Department of Psychology is looking for a full time Social Science Research Coordinator (SSRC) to assist with a project “Lifting the Bar,” aiming to aid students in the transition from juvenile detention to schools.

The Project: This position will involve working with a team of researchers at Stanford and elsewhere and with partners (Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), and the Sacramento County Officer of Education (SCOE)) to coordinate the delivery and evaluation of a randomized intervention for part II of the Lifting the Bar project.

Previously, the research team, educators in the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center and OUSD, and youth in community and after-school organizations, developed a practice to orient both youth in reentry to school from juvenile detention and an educator in school of the youth’s choosing to a positive relationship with one another at the point of reentry. The practice involves a 45-60 minute one-on-one session with students in which they reflected on past students’ experience in reentry, identify an educator in school who could be supportive for them, and introduce themselves to this person, including their values, goals in school, and challenges they face that the educator could help with. A letter is then delivered to this educator including the student’s self-introduction. In a small, randomized pilot, this process reduced recidivism to juvenile detention among youth from 69% to 29%.

The main duties of this position are to assist in the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the intervention in collaboration with school partners and to obtain and process data needed to evaluate it. The SSRC will work together with the Lifting the Bar Project Manager to coordinate the daily operation of the project, the preparation of intervention and survey materials, random assignment of participants to condition, the administration of interventions and surveys, and data collection. Once data are collected, the SSRC will help with data management, data cleaning, and basic statistical analyses. The SSRC will also support communication with external partners, including responding to questions and issues that arise and drafting reports and other communications. The SSRC may perform incidental office duties (photocopying, mailings, errand running, etc.).

This individual will be an essential project member who must be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with co-workers. Previous experience working in an academic environment is a plus. Knowledge of social and educational psychology is desired. Comfort with data management and basic data analyses is preferable. Experience with Excel and Qualtrics is beneficial, as well as with LIWC and other natural language processing tools. The work will take place in a dynamic environment where specifications often change rapidly in response to demand, so the candidate must be able to be flexible in his or her role.

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

**To be considered for this position, please attach your most recent a resume and cover letter to 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.
    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: 89333




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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 6/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time