Social Science Research Professional 3

Location
California, United States
Posted
18 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Sep 2019
Ref
83984
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Stanford University is seeking a Social Science Research Professional 3 to perform work to support research or develop public programs and policies requiring a high degree of scientific knowledge. Supervise and train less experienced colleagues and provide consultation.

About the lab:

This dermatology research lab focuses on geriatric dermatology, innovations in public health, and social media research for targeted cancer prevention. Current research projects aim to address a variety of issues in dermatology, particularly those effecting vulnerable populations. These include prevention of indoor tanning bed use by high-risk groups through social media campaigns, and prevention of the overtreatment of skin cancer among elderly patients with limited life expectancy, through the development of a shared decision making tool.

Duties include:

  • 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).
  • Co-author all or sections of a report for publication or professional presentation with the work being reviewed by the principal investigator or faculty.
  • Present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.
  • Collaborate with the principal investigator to design a research approach of a project and/or integrate results of the entire project.
  • Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
  • 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.

* Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate would have experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Specifically, experience working with vulnerable populations, including older adults. In addition, desired qualifications include experience with social media research, design of shared decision-making tools and public health research. Experience with NIH Grant writing would be ideal.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • 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.

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.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4188
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Department URL: http://dermatology.stanford.edu
  • Requisition ID: 83984