Social Science Research Professional 2

Location
California, United States
Posted
17 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2021
Ref
88090
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Department of Urology is committed to excellence and improving everything we do. From our innovative patient care, to our highest caliber education program, and cutting-edge research, we work together to turn discoveries into reality and improve the lives of our patients.

Stanford University, Department of Urology Pediatrics Clinic is seeking a Social Science Research Professional 2 to perform complex functions and activities involved in research projects that focus on pediatric outpatient claims databases, outpatient clinic questionnaire surveys and Stanford STARR database retrospective and independently conduct a portion of the research project(s).

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.
  • Co-author sections of research publications and regulatory reports as needed.
  • Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
  • Supervise staff or students as needed, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work.

*- Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical research and federal regulations.
  • Familiarity with IRB guidelines and regulations.
  • Familiarity with data analysis using state and national billing/claims databases.
  • Familiarity with STARR data collection tool or STRIDE database – collaborating with data managers pulling data using natural language processing algorithms.
  • Prior experience producing an academic manuscript for publication a plus.
  • Prior experience writing academic grants for funding opportunities a plus.
  • Interest in participating in pediatric research that has future advocacy implications.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or Master’s degree in a related scientific field.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (DESIRED):

  • Master’s degree or higher in epidemiology, health policy, public health, statistics, computer science, bio-informatics.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with human study participants.
  • Developing supervisory skills.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (DESIRED):

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Prior data analysis experience using state and national inpatient/outpatient billing databases.
  • Proficiency with statistical software, i.e. R, SPSS.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology

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.
  • Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
  • Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
  • Position may require repetitive motion.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May require occasional extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs – rare, related to grant/manuscript deadlines.

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 bases 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: 4187
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: G
  • Department URL: http://urology.stanford.edu/
  • Requisition ID: 88090
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