Social Science Research Coordinator

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Stanford, CALIFORNIA

Job Classification Title: Social Science Research Professional

JCC: 4185
Grade: D
Fixed term position
Social Science Research Coordinator:
The Department of Psychology is looking for a full time Social Science Research Coordinator (SSRC) to assist with the implementation of social-psychological interventions to improve psychological and academic outcomes of students taking Advanced Placement courses and exams in high school.
The main duties of this position are to assist in the coordination and implementation of our interventions with the Advanced Placement program. The SSRC will coordinate the general daily operation of the project, the preparation of intervention and survey materials, random assignment of participants to condition, the administration of interventions and surveys, and data collection. Once data are collected, the SSRC will help with data management, data cleaning, and basic statistical analyses. The SSRC will communicate with our external partners, including responding to questions and issues that arise and drafting reports and other communications. The SSRC may perform incidental office duties (photocopying, mailings, errand running, etc.).


This individual will be an essential project member who must be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with co-workers. Previous experience working in an academic environment is a plus. Knowledge of social and educational psychology is desired. Comfort with data management and basic data analyses is preferable. Experience with Excel and Qualtrics is beneficial, and experience with LIWC coding is a plus. The work will take place in a dynamic environment where specifications often change rapidly in response to demand, so the candidate must be able to be flexible in his or her role.
This is an 18 month fixed term position with possibility of renewal.
**To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter**
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 core duties:
o Plan and perform research tasks of limited complexity requiring initiative and judgment in applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory when precedents do not provide specific guidance; general instruction is provided by the supervisor.
o Conduct literature searches, and write literature summaries, requiring preliminary judgments after conceptual approach is outlined by the supervisor. Build and organize data as requested by principal investigator or faculty; use common statistical programs, requiring the application of job control language in generating and organizing data.
o Help orient and train new staff or students 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:
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.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.


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