The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Social Science Research Professional 1 to support the Scholarship and Health Promotion research team at the Stanford Medline WellMD Center. The Research Professional will participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and interventions to improve physician wellness.
We believe physician wellness is imperative for improved quality of patient care, ethical and effective training of future physicians, and the quality of life of physicians, their teams and families. This Research Professional will be involved with all aspects of human subjects research from project planning, to subject recruitment and consent, to data analysis and dissemination. This individual will work under close direction of the principal investigator and senior Research Professional.
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.
Extract data and structured information from published literature and other sources.
Administer questionnaires and rating scales requiring judgment in applying non-routine scoring procedures.
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.
Adapt new, nonstandard methods outlined by supervisor (principal investigator or faculty).
Assist in designing and evaluating phases of research projects, seeking guidance where necessary, and auditing the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases.
Present research finding to internal audiences, including peers, co-workers, and managers.
Help orient and train new staff or students as needed.
Assist with development and design of outreach materials and tools for recruitment, educational, or awareness programs with guidance from supervisor.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Masters in an applicable social science, public health, or related field
Experience using statistical software such as SPSS or STATA
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field, or combination of education and relevant experience in an applicable social science.
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.
Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weight up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and soft/file paperwork or parts.
*- 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.
Location: School of Medicine Schedule: Full-time Classification Level:
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.
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