Lab Coordinator

California, United States
10 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

JCC: 4185
Grade: D
One year fixed term from date of hire

Lab Coordinator:
The Department of Psychology is looking for a full time Lab Coordinator. The Lab Coordinator works closely with members of the Social Learning Lab (SLL) to help conduct research. This is a one year fixed term position with possibility of renewal upon funding availability. The jobs will include taking care of general lab business, training undergraduate research assistants, recruiting & running subjects, developing stimuli and experiment protocols, data management, and data analysis. Methods used in the lab will include behavioral testing of child and adult participants (in-lab and online), and functional neuroimaging methods.

To be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter.

** A strong internal candidate has been identified**

Core Duties:

• Prepare correspondence, documents and reports.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Minimum Education and Experience Required 

• Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. 
• A Four year college degree is preferred.

Desired Education:
o A four year degree in Psychology or related fields. 

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. 

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.

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. 

• 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,

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