Social Science Research Professional II
The Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education (S-SPIRE) Unit committed to:
- Improving the value of healthcare through research that informs policy and implementation;
- Promoting a surgical health services research community through mentorship and collaboration;
- Developing innovative mixed methodologies.
Our interdisciplinary team includes clinical and research faculty with expertise in implementation science, health economics, bioinformatics, and quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies.
S-SPIRE is seeking an experienced Social Science Research Professional 2 to perform work to support research requiring continuous exercising of independent initiative and judgment. The incumbent may provide guidance to less experienced colleagues.
- Assist in designing experiments, exercising independent initiative and judgment gained from completing a variety of high level assignments, including activities such as defining variables, formulating hypotheses, and selecting subjects, sources of information, or planned and coordinating experimental protocols.
- Adapt or work out the details of new, nonstandard procedures, with the supervisor providing only general guidance and suggestions.
- Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques.
- Solve problems, and make decisions which affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.
- Select and apply standard calculations and formulas independently to compile data or process documents; often serve as a resource for research methods and numerical analyses.
- Co-author sections of research publications and regulatory reports as needed.
- Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
- Supervise staff or students as needed, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field and two years applicable experience, or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Comprehensive understanding of scientific theory and methods.
- General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
- Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work with human study participants.
- Developing supervisory skills.
- Master’s in Public Health or equivalent Master’s level degree.
- Ability to learn and utilize relational databases, data integration, and statistics.
- Experience with SAS, SPSS, R.
- Ability to understand scientific literature, experimental procedures and their limitations, and current needs of the research community.
- 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, operate 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.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4187
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: G