Senior Research Manager

Location
California, United States
Posted
13 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Jan 2019
Ref
81056
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Job Classification Title: Social Science Research Professional 3
JCC: 4188
Grade: H
One year fixed term

Senior Research Manager:

The Department of Psychology at Stanford University is looking for a full time Senior Research Manager (SRM) who will be responsible for managing research scoping, school implementation, and analysis across CTC projects.

The College Transition Collaborative (CTC), based out of the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, aims to create higher education learning environments that foster equitable student outcomes by bridging research and practice. CTC partners with colleges and universities to develop scientifically proven approaches that place the student experience at the center of institutional programs and practices. Our work helps institutions better understand how their students experience moments of transition or difficulty, and how psychologically-informed practices can convey to all students they are valued, respected, and can excel. CTC’s work has helped support greater engagement, retention, and completion for students at diverse colleges and universities across the United States, particularly for traditionally marginalized groups such as students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students. To learn more, please visit our website at http://collegetransitioncollaborative.org.

We are seeking a Senior Research Manager who will lead the management of CTC’s research projects in collaboration with CTC leadership and Project Principal Investigators. This person will be an essential project member, contributing to the successful development and execution of our projects in line with CTC’s mission and in support of CTC’s organizational milestones. This work will take place in an early-stage, dynamic and ever-evolving environment, so the Senior Research Manager must be able to be flexible in their approach and implementations.

Application process:

  • Complete the online application along with submission of your resume and cover letter.
  • Please note that applications without completion of this form will not be considered.https://goo.gl/KdZFzBComplete this form 

Core Duties:

  • Collaborate with the principal investigator to design a research approach of a project and/or integrate results of the entire project.
  • Assist principal investigators with designing experiments constituting a phase of a research project for which precedents are few; conduct experiments which may involve coordinating a complex experimental protocol.
  • Independently identify/modify standard procedures based on judgment concerning the general goals of a project; select approaches in developing, testing, and evaluating new methods.
  • Lead or participate in multidisciplinary teams (in academia, across different faculties or schools, and in industry, across different functions of the business).
  • Formally supervise and train new staff or students, including hiring, performance management, and related duties, in addition to instruction on techniques and consultation on project work
  • Present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.
  • Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.

*-Other duties may also be assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

  • Graduate degree in an applicable social science related field and five years of applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant experience in an applicable social science

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert level knowledge and skills in field of science related to research project.
  • 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.
  • Supervisory skills.

Certifications and 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, 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

WORK STANDARDS:

  • 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.

Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.