Social Science Research Professional 1

103381 Requisition #

The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health within Stanford School of Medicine is seeking one bilingual (English and Spanish) Social Science Research Professional 1 to serve as a Bilingual Research Coordinator who will contribute to several research projects focused on the impact of food as medicine programming on food insecurity alleviation and chronic disease prevention or management. Duties may include: meeting planning and support, coordinating research activities with internal and external partners for recruitment, recruiting and enrolling Spanish-speaking study participants, data collection through survey administration or interviews, 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 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 the work focuses Latinx patients, the candidate must be fluent in Spanish and English. 

Applicants must submit the following in order for application to be reviewed: Cover letter, current resume (no more than two pages); and a short writing sample. 
This position requires regular local travel throughout the East Bay, particularly Contra Costa County. 
The interview process includes a short assessment of fluency in Spanish. 

Duties include:

• Contribute to the development and administration of survey instruments (in English and Spanish) or qualitative data collection protocols for focus groups and one-on-one interviews (in English and Spanish).
• Conduct participant recruitment including: screening calls, eligibility data collection appointments, consenting into studies. 
• 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 modifications and submit 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. 
• 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

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

The expected pay range for this position is $26.44 to $36.54 per hour.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form.

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.

•    Native or professional level fluency in Spanish 
•    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 qualitative data analysis software).
•    Experience using statistical software such as R or STATA (or equivalent software).
•    Skilled at using collaborative software programs such as Google Drive, Box, Smartsheets, Slack, Zoom, etc. 
•    Substantial experience with standard software programs 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).


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

•    Bilingual language fluency (English and Spanish)
•    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.

•    Will need to conduct data collection and study-related research activities in community-based settings. 

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