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Job Classification Title: Social Science Research Professional
JCC: 4185
Grade: D
One year fixed term

Social Science Research Coordinator:
Interested in language, cognition, and development? The Department of Psychology is looking for a full time Research Coordinator. This is a one year fixed-term position with possibility of renewal. The RC will assist with empirical work on language learning, play, social development, and cross-cultural cognition. Duties will include assisting in designing, creating, running, and analyzing experiments with infants, children, and adults (including experiments delivered using web-based platforms), frequent e-mail/phone communication, scheduling and record-keeping, and participating in lab events and meetings.

Other optional opportunities: The RA may have opportunities for scientific involvement in conference presentations and journal articles. The position is ideal for individuals who wish to further their research training.

RA should have working knowledge of MS Office. The RA must have great organizational and communication skills. S/he must be a quick learner, shows initiative and can work independently. Previous research experience with children is strongly preferred. Additional technical skills such as programming (Python or R for data analysis, JavaScript/HTML/CSS for web programming), statistical knowledge, and/or behavior coding and analysis (e.g., datavyu/Elan) will be a plus.

** To be considered for this position, please submit your most recent resume, cover letter, and at least three professional references **

CORE DUTIES*:
• Maintain and file forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs.
• 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.
• Type, edit and organize data. Prepare data for input into statistical databases.
• 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.
• Help orient and train new staff or students as needed.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• 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
Certifications and Licenses:
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.

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.

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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