Research Coordinator

California, United States
Saturday, 30 May 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 29 June 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology seeks a full time Research Coordinator (RC) for the Life-span Development Lab. The RC plays key roles in both administrative and research capacities. On the administrative side, the RC is responsible for organizing lab meetings, leading undergraduate and full-time research assistant recruitment, maintaining the lab website and lab equipment and supplies, maintaining forms, assisting with grants materials, assisting with budgetary reviews, and assisting the PI with any lab-related tasks that arise. On the research side, the RC is responsible for assisting with ongoing studies by helping to recruit and run participants, prepare and code and enter data for questionnaires, perform basic statistical analyses on data, and processing study compensation. The candidate should have experience with structured interviews and working with all age groups. Must be flexible and have the ability to think creatively, as well as demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills. This is a one year fixed term position with possibility of renewal upon funding availability.

** To be considered, please submit your most recent resume and cover letter**

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:

  • Maintain and file forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs.
  • Prepare correspondence, and documents for different studies
  • 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.
  • edit and organize data.
  • 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 study activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • 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.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Should have good teamwork skills and evidence of serious interest in a career in psychology, medicine, neuroscience, or childhood development.
  • Should be organized, self-motivated, independent, and reliable individual with strong people skills, who can also work as part of a team.
  • Some proficiency in coding or statistical analysis is an advantage.

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • None

Physical Requirements

  • 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‚Äôs 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: 86689