Research Assistant

Stanford University
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Research Assistant

Stanford University

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The Section of Acute Care Surgery in the Division of General Surgery is expanding our clinical and translational research portfolio, which includes research in emergency general surgery, trauma surgery, and surgical critical care. We are seeking a full-time, research assistant to support the increased volume of clinical and translational research.

Duties include:
  • Create, collect, manage, and clean datasets for use in clinical research.
  • Work with investigators and the Research IT to create, maintain and validate institutional clinical data. (Epic EMH, RedCap, STARR, Registry)
  • Data collection via face-to-face interviews, telephone, or online interviews for ongoing and future research studies.
  • Data abstraction from national registries. Maintain data use agreements with national databases. (CDC, HCUP)
  • Work with investigators to design and perform literature review, study design, and data analyses.
  • Develop oral and written dissemination of findings for conference presentations and peer-reviewed journal articles. Aid in communications with journals and societies.
  • Assist in communication between research teams, assimilate multiple sources of data in useable databases.
  • Work with the PI to complete IRB submission, processing, maintenance.
  • Communicate with government officials and grant agencies.
  • Maintain research compliance with the School of Medicine and Trauma Research.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

  • Bachelor of Science degree in clinical research disciplines such as public health, psychology, bioethics, anthropology, social science, or related field preferred.
  • Proficient with MS Office and analytical programs.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Experience in statistical analysis software (STATA, SPSS, or SAS)
  • Ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to format and present data for publication.
  • Additional experience in information technology is helpful.
  • Previous experience in academic clinical or healthcare research.

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field, or combination of education and relevant experience in an applicable social science.

  • General understanding of scientific theory and methods, typically gained through completion of an undergraduate degree in a related field.
  • 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.

  • 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 his or her 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,


Location: School of Medicine, 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:

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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