Stanford University Social Science Research Coordinator in Stanford, California


Social Science Research Coordinator:

The Department of Psychology is looking for a full-time Social Science Research Coordinator. The SSRC will assist with responsibilities such as conducting clinical interviews with adult participants, running parent-child interaction sessions, and scanning infants using magnetic functional resonance imaging. The SSRC will be involved in recruiting mothers and families to participate in studies; collect saliva samples from infant and adult participants; run dyads and individuals in experimental protocols; organize and maintain data files; and assist with study-related paperwork. Knowledge of psychopathology and diagnostic criteria, REDCap for data management, and SPSS for data analysis, is desired. Other responsibilities include helping to design and maintain a research database, organizing experimental protocols and materials, helping with and overseeing data entry, and working with professors, graduate and undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows.

This is one year fixed term position with possibility of renewal upon funding availability.

*A strong internal candidate has been identified.

Core Duties:

  • Maintain and file forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs.

  • Prepare correspondence, and documents for different studies

  • 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.

  • Type, edit and organize data.

  • Review and verify accuracy of database information and assist in making necessary corrections according to specific guidelines.

  • Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of study activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.


Education and Experience Required:

  • A degree in Psychology or related field is preferred.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • A background in experimental and clinical psychology and statistics, as well as experience running information-processing tasks and experimental protocols with both adults and children, are necessities.

  • Must also have experience in conducting structured clinical interviews and must be proficient with SPSS

  • Given the sensitive populations being studied, this individual must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and must be able to function well independently.

  • General understanding of scientific theory and methods.

  • Good computer skills; knowledge in Microsoft Office preferred.

  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

  • 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

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‚Äôs Administrative Guide,

Working Condition:

  • 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.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law._

Job: Research

Location: School of Humanities and Sciences

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 78258

Job Grade: 4185