Research Manager

Stanford University

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Research Manager
Graduate School of Education, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4189
Employee Status: Fixed-Term
Grade: E
Requisition ID: 94351

Our Team:

Dr. Farzana Saleem's Ethnic-Racial Socialization (ERS) and Mental Health Lab is seeking a research manager at 75% FTE beginning August 2022 to: 1-Serve as the program coordinator for the TRANSFORM intervention and 2-Support the set-up and research program of the ERS and Mental Health Lab. The staff member will work under the supervision of the PI. This is a two-year position and year two is renewable based on performance and grant funding.

The Ethnic-Racial Socialization (ERS) and Mental Health Lab uses a strengths-focused and community-based lens to: 1) Examine contextual nuance in the process and benefits of ERS in the context of racial stress and trauma within Black families, 2) Explore how ERS occurs and can be improved within schools, and 3) Translate research to inform and develop interventions and applied tools to promote mental health. One current project is the implementation and evaluation of TRANSFORM. TRANSFORM is a holistic and culturally responsive group-based intervention designed to disrupt the psychological impact of racism and promote the well-being of adolescent of color.

Core duties will include (but are not limited to):
  • Plan and perform research tasks requiring initiative and judgment by applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory when precedents do not provide specific guidance. General instruction provided by the supervisor as needed. May interpret study results in collaboration with supervisor or PI.
  • Participate in the development and administration of survey instruments and rating scales requiring judgment in applying non-routine procedures. Analyze and summarize results for review with supervisor. Audit the accuracy and validity of data
  • Review and audit case report forms for completion and accuracy with source documents, and ensure compliance with research protocols.
  • Identify, select, extract and summarize data and structured information. Present summary of findings to supervisor.
  • Conduct literature searches, and write literature summaries and manuscripts, requiring preliminary judgments after the supervisor outlines conceptual approach.
  • Build and organize data as requested by principal investigator or supervisor; use common statistical programs requiring the application of job control language in generating and organizing data.
  • Adapt new, nonstandard methods outlined by supervisor in designing and evaluating phases of research projects, (i.e., educational materials, questionnaires, strategies for recruitment, data quality control procedures and processes). May follow up with Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure renewals are approved and completed, seeking guidance where necessary.
  • Assist with development, communication and design of research findings to internal and external audiences, which may include web updates, social media, and/or white papers, for use in recruitment, educational, or awareness of programs, with guidance from supervisor.
  • Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upholding confidentiality practices upon completion of activities.
  • Orient and train new staff and/or students.
  • Candidates must also have a commitment to supporting an equitable, inclusive work climate.

This role will also involve working with relative independence under the project director to:
  • Manage and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the lab and community partnerships
  • Support research design, data management, statistical analyses, and academic writing
  • Coordinate and support training, implementation, and data collection of TRANSFROM

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

What You'll Bring:

Applicants should have related research experience and a desire to enhance expertise in understanding racial stress and trauma, ethnic-racial socialization, and the psychological health of Black adolescents and other youth of color.

Education & Experience:

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

Preferred education and experience: The ideal candidate will have experience in community implementation of mental health or wellness interventions, a background and interest in clinical or counseling psychology or in a related field (e.g., developmental psychology, human development and family studies, educational psychology) and two or more years of experience or education post undergraduate degree.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • 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 and in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with human study participants.

Desired Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative data management and analysis skills (mixed methods are preferred). Experience or training in one or more programming languages and/or statistical software: R, SPSS, Mplus, SAS.
  • We seek applicants with experience in community implementation of mental health or wellness interventions and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with grant writing and publishing experience preferred.

Working Conditions

May be required to work some non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.

Who We Are

The Stanford University Graduate School of Education (GSE) is a top-ranked school of education, known for its prestigious faculty, rigorous graduate degree programs, and its impact on the quality of education across the world. The GSE is committed to developing leaders in education research, practice and policy. Our community includes over 60 faculty, 400 students, 200 staff, 14,000 alumni and countless people from the local and global communities we work with and impact. The work environment is dynamic, deadline-driven, fast-paced, and energetic.

Why Stanford is for You:

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first- ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more

Finalist must successfully complete a background check prior to working at Stanford University.

How to Apply:

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, you must submit a cover letter and resume / CV along with your online application. List 2-3 references, with contact information, in your cover letter and submit 1-3 publications or other scholarly writing with your application.
  • Finalist must successfully complete a background check prior to working at Stanford University.
  • Applicants to this position must be available to work in the United States without sponsorship for 2 years or more. OPT permit holders should confirm that they are eligible to work in the US at the Stanford GSE for two years or more.
  • You will be offered a hybrid or full-time schedule, in which you will required to be onsite at least 2 or more days in the office. (All Hybrid and Remote work arrangements will be reviewed annually by HR).
  • This is a two year position based on performance and may be renewable based on performance and funding.

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.

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.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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