Social Science Research Professional 2

California, United States
05 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Public Mental Health and Population Science, Center for Behavioral Health Services and Implementation Research (CBHSIR) is seeking a Social Science Research Professional 2. The candidate will support research dedicated to the application of implementation science methods to improve the quality of health care delivery and public health. Research in this portfolio includes:

  1. implementing medications for drug and alcohol use disorders in general and specialty practice settings and systems;
  2. implementing behavioral health services in routine medical practice settings, such as primary care and emergency departments; and
  3. serving as a Stanford and national resource center for dissemination and implementation research mentoring, consultation, collaboration and research materials and tools.

Duties include:

  • Assist in designing experiments, exercising independent initiative and judgment gained from completing a variety of high level assignments, including activities such as defining variables, formulating hypotheses, and selecting subjects, sources of information, or planned and coordinating experimental protocols.
  • Adapt or work out the details of new, nonstandard procedures, with the supervisor providing general guidance and suggestions.
  • Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques.
  • Solve problems, and make decisions that affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.
  • Select and apply standard calculations and formulas independently to compile data or process documents; often serve as a resource for research methods and numerical analyses
  • * -The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


  • Advanced degree in applicable social science, public health or related field.
  • Desire to take initiative, solve problems, and handle substantial responsibility.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience or interest in learning database management and statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, etc. 
  • Substantial experience with standard software packages including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to successfully juggle and prioritize among multiple projects.
  • Ability or interest in learning software for website maintenance, databases, and social media.
  • Background in mental health, substance use, co-occurring disorders, and behavioral health integration in primary care
  • Background in implementation research
  • Desire to take initiative, solve problems, and handle substantial responsibility

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.


Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field and two years applicable experience, or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science.


  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific theory and methods.
  • 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.
  • Developing supervisory skills.




  • 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,

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4187
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: G
  • Requisition ID: 87094

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