The Polarization and Social Change Laboratory at Stanford University brings researchers from social psychology, sociology, political science, and organizational behavior together in a fast-paced, highly collaborative work environment to study the leading social problems of our time and strategic approaches for affecting social change. We are looking for a hard-working and highly motivated full-time Research Coordinator to join us beginning in Summer or Fall 2019.
The position is a one-year, fixed term appointment with the possibility of renewal for additional years. This is a perfect position for those interested in graduate school in social psychology, psychology, political science, organizational behavior, and related fields.
The Research Coordinator will provide direct research support to the lab’s Director , Robb Willer, and the Associate Director. The Research Coordinator will also serve as the primary liaison between faculty, post-doctoral researchers, PhD students, and research assistants associated with the Polarization and Social Change Lab.
Research activities may consist of maintaining and expanding the lab’s large online participant pool, recruiting and managing undergraduate research assistants, managing teams of researchers, drafting IRB protocols for faculty research projects, managing and analyzing study datasets, developing and revising computer programs, programming surveys, and working with external survey vendors.
In addition to research support, this position will provide administrative support for the lab. This may include maintaining the Lab website, distributing press releases, clerical assistance for affiliated faculty, maintenance and scheduling of laboratory space, organizing meetings with affiliated faculty and staff from various centers and institutes across campus, organizing events and small conferences, booking travel, and other duties as needed.
The Polarization and Social Change Laboratory is affiliated with Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
Education & Experience:
Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button To be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe interest in social science research.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.