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Social Science Research Scholar (1-year Fixed Term)

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Stanford University
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School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States

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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution

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Social Science Research Scholar (1-year Fixed Term)🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Jun 17, 2024 Post Date📅103655 Requisition #The Division of Primary Care and Population Health seeks to serve our community through caring, learning, and innovation for the whole person through all stages of live. While engaged in practice and teaching, our faculty are dedicated to establishing new knowledge as the basis for future practice and prevention, and to the greatest extent possible applying that knowledge to improve care for all and reduce health disparities.

The research scholar will take a leadership role in Pascal Geldsetzer’s research group, which is a “dry lab” focused on quantitative analyses of existing, and often publicly accessible, datasets. The group works on a wide variety of research topics, with current foci being the causal effect of shingles vaccination on cognition, the health effects of sodium intake, and population health issues more generally. Key data sources for projects are large population-based cohort studies, electronic health record data, mortality data, and other large health-related administrative datasets. The group is also working on randomized intervention studies in low- and middle-income country settings and the re-analysis of clinical trial data. The researcher will be expected to publish in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.

We are in particular looking for individuals with in-depth experience in econometric/quasi-experimental approaches for causal effect estimation (e.g., regression discontinuity and difference-in-differences). We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible but there is no specific deadline for the application – we hire on an ongoing basis.

Core Duties:

    Carrying out data analyses. Supervising data analyses led by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.Writing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.Mentoring and advising junior researchers.Assisting with, and leading the writing of, grant applications for research funding.Communicating with research funders and project administrative staff.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

    Doctoral degree with quantitative training or research experience. Training and experience in quasi-experimental techniques is a plus.A background in health-related research is a plus but not required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Strong coding skills in R, Stata, or other statistical software package.Strong writing and analytical skills.Ability to prioritize workload.

The expected pay range for this position is $93,000 - $134,000 per annum. Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including equivalent years since their applicable education, field or discipline; departmental budget availability; internal equity; among other factors.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

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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 accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at stanfordelr@stanford.edu. For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form.

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. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research mission.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 6784
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: R99
  • Requisition ID: 103655
  • Work Arrangement : Remote Eligible

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