Research Coordinator

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Research Coordinator🔍School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Apr 30, 2021 Post Date📅89378 Requisition #Research Coordinator:

The Department of Psychology is looking for a full time Research Coordinator. The RC will assist with empirical work on investigating how children learn about the world through social interactions. This is a one-year fixed term position with possibility of renewal upon funding and performance. The job duties will include assisting grad students, postdocs and the PI in designing, creating, running, and analyzing experiments with infants, children, and/or adults (including experiments delivered using web-based platforms). The RC will assist with coordinating participant recruitment, scheduling, and participation to ensure continuation of research projects. The RC will also assist with training new researchers and planning and attending lab events and meetings. Good organizational and communication skills, previous research experience, and ability to work independently and show initiative are also necessary.

Other optional opportunities: The RC may have opportunities for scientific involvement/exposure in conference presentations and journal articles.

** A strong internal candidate has been identified for this position**

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.
  • Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.
  • Help orient and train new RAs and students

* - 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.

Preferred Education:

  • A four year degree in Psychology or related fields.

    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.

    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: 89378




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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/2/2021
    Application Due: 7/1/2021
    Work Type: Full Time