Social Science Research Coordinator

Location
California, United States
Posted
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 16 November 2020
Ref
87181
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Stanford University is seeking a Social Science Research Coordinator to perform administrative and operational duties to support research in the Department of Genetics, applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory and working directly with research participants as well as a team of researchers. Work under the direction and supervision of the principal investigator and/or study coordinator.

Duties include:

  • Prepare correspondence, documents and reports.
  • Maintain and file form and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs. 
  • 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. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
  • Type, edit and organize data. Prepare data for input into statistical databases.
  • Apply formulas and calculations to research data using basic statistical programs. Review and verify accuracy of database information and assist in making necessary corrections according to specific guidelines.
  • Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Assist with facilitating participant appointments

* - Other duties may also be assigned.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree in a science-related field.
  • Excellent phone and in-person communication skills.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

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

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

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 his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of res
  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.earch work.

WORK STANDARDS (from JDL):

  • 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4185
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: D
  • Department URL: http://genetics.stanford.edu/
  • Requisition ID: 87181
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