Social Science Researcher

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Job posting number: #7077494

Posted: April 21, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Are you interested in being part of a dynamic department that is growing? If so, then Stanford University School of Medicine has an exciting, challenging and rewarding job opportunity!

The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a Social Science Research Professional 1 to perform work to support research by applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory.

Duties include:

Plan and perform research tasks requiring initiative and judgment by applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory when precedents do not provide specific guidance. General instruction provided by the supervisor as needed. May interpret study results in collaboration with supervisor or PI.
Participate in the development and administration of survey instruments and rating scales requiring judgment in applying non-routine procedures. Analyze and summarize results for review with supervisor. Audit the accuracy and validity of data
Review and audit case report forms for completion and accuracy with source documents, and ensure compliance with research protocols.
Identify, select, extract and summarize data and structured information. Present summary of findings to supervisor.
Conduct literature searches, and write literature summaries and manuscripts, requiring preliminary judgments after the supervisor outlines conceptual approach.
Build and organize data as requested by principal investigator or supervisor; use common statistical programs requiring the application of job control language in generating and organizing data.
Assist with development, communication and design of research findings to internal and external audiences, which may include web updates, social media, and/or white papers, for use in recruitment, educational, or awareness of programs, with guidance from supervisor.
May orient and train new staff or students.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


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


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.


Master’s in Public Health, or other equivalent Master’s of Science
Qualitative methods experience
Proficiency in use of statistical software (SAS, R, or STATA)


Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 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.


Simulation environment in the operating rooms


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.

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Job posting number:#7077494
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Online Job Advertising
United States
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