89678 Requisition #

The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health within Stanford School of Medicine is seeking a Social Science Research Professional 1 (1 year fixed term) to serve as a Research Coordinator who will be an active contributor to an array of research projects with important public health impact and involving health equity issues.  Duties may include: meeting planning and support, coordinating research activities with internal and external partners for recruitment, enrollment, data gathering, and administering survey instruments, while exercising independent initiative and judgment. The role requires a high degree of organization, continuous exercise of independent initiative and judgment, strong ethic of collaboration, and exceptional, interpersonal skills.


This is an ideal position for an individual with a BA or Master’s degree in a relevant field such as public health, health care management, health services research, sociology, or anthropology, interested in advancing toward higher level training, who has a passion for improving health equity in the United States. Given our work with the Latinx community, the ideal candidate would be bilingual (English/Spanish).


Duties include:

  • Contribute to the development and administration of survey instruments or qualitative data collection protocols for focus groups and one-on-one interviews.
  • Meeting planning and support (scheduling, agenda develop, notetaking, and other tasks as necessary)
  • Keep track of project plans and budgetary expenditures to help ensure that projects are completed on-time and within budget.
  • Schedule research team meetings and update project plans and associated tasks according to meeting discussions and outcomes.  
  • Draft IRB applications and submit application for approvals for research projects under supervision.
  • Draft regulatory and project reports.
  • Review and audit case reports to ensure accurate data collection, entry, and compliance with research protocols.
  • Assist with building research instruments using standard survey tools such as Redcap, Qualtrics, etc.
  • Work with PI and other research staff in the synthesis and interpretation of quantitative and/or qualitative data using appropriate data analysis methods and programs.
  • Conduct literature reviews on assigned research topics and summarize results.
  • Contribute to data analysis (e.g. preliminary analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative data).
  • Update research materials (e.g. recruitment materials, updated surveys) and submit to IRB to maintain IRB approval status of projects.
  • Assist with the design of flyers, outreach materials, and educational tools as needed for research activities and dissemination activities.
  • Provide community engagement technical assistance through phone calls or email communication under the guidance of supervisor, as needed.
  • Coordinate and contribute to collaborative research activities with community partners, collaborators, and/or students.
  • May supervise students who are engaged in related research studies.

* - Other duties may also be assigned



  • Proven track record of taking initiative and problem-solving, successfully juggling and prioritizing multiple projects.
  • Experience with standard medical research database and survey programs for data collection such as REDCap, Qualtrics, etc.
  • Experience with NVivo or equivalent software (or equivalent software).
  • Experience using statistical software such as R or STATA (or equivalent software).
  • Experience with collaborative software programs such as Google Drive, Box, Smartsheets, Slack, Zoom, etc.
  • Substantial experience with standard software packages including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong skills in developing and maintaining community partnerships that lead to effective research participation.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, including those with limited English proficiency or low literacy levels.
  • Prior research experience in social science, public health, or medical research involving human subjects.
  • Prior experience in developing literature review or research reports (coursework is fine).
  • Ability to work with human study participants.
  • Bilingual language fluency (English and Spanish)



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



  • General understanding of scientific theory and methods, typically gained through completion of an undergraduate degree in a related field.
  • 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






  • 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 his or her job.



  • 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.


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