Unit: Dean of Research, Stanford Center on Longevity DESCRIPTION Are you an excellent communicator, interested in exploring the scientific discoveries, technological advances, behavioral practices, and social norms that will allow century long lives to be healthy and rewarding. Do you enjoy an environment that involves you in many projects and encourages you to learn new skills? If so, the Stanford Center on Longevity is currently seeking a full-time Social Science Research Professional for a 12- month fixed-term role with the possibility of renewal.
The Social Science Research Professional at the Stanford Center on Longevity supports the research, writing and conference planning needs of the Center. This includes conducting and compiling research, contributing writing, and creating graphics for internal and external communications including short memos, briefing charts, talking points, social media channels, speeches, web content and formal reports. The successful candidate must be able to work as part of a research team with senior staff of the Center. Other administrative tasks include conference planning, grant administration, and general administrative assistance. This position reports to a division director at the Center.
Bachelor of Arts/Science degree in an applicable social science related field, or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science.
Excellent computer skills (including Microsoft Office 2007, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe InDesign) and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
Familiarity with data analysis methods and SAS, SPSS, or R is preferred.
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance, independently and collaboratively.
Excellent communication, problem solving and organizational skills, and demonstrated ability to diligently complete detailed work thoroughly and accurately.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of psychology, law, policy, behavioral economics and/or longevity issues and Stanford familiarity is strongly preferred.
May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours on occasion. 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.
* 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.
ABOUT US: The Stanford Center on Longevity is an independent research laboratory with the mission of redesigning long life. The Center studies the nature and development of the human life span, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 by improving the well-being of people of all ages. Experience a Culture of Excellence: At Stanford University, not only are you part of an exceptional team that values innovation and education, but you also become part of a culture that brings out the best in you. Recently earning the top ranking in The Chronicle of Higher Education's list of Great Colleges to Work For, Stanford University is an ideal setting for administrative professionals looking to advance their careers.
As one of the world's premier research institutions, Stanford University has launched hundreds of initiatives solely for the betterment of humanity. Here, we are committed to fostering a workplace culture that promotes diversity, collaboration and professional growth. We offer career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives.
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. A background check is required for all final candidates. Additional Information
Location: Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: 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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