The Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health seeks to serve our community through caring, learning, and innovation for the whole person through all stages of live. While engaged in practice and teaching, our faculty are dedicated to establishing new knowledge as the basis for future practice and prevention, and to the greatest extent possible applying that knowledge to improve care for all and reduce health disparities.
The Evaluation Sciences Unit in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University is seeking a research professional (Social Science Research Professional 2) with qualitative research skills to join our collaborative and dynamic team. We seek a professional with independent skills in designing and executing qualitative and evaluation research studies, and a strong track record of project management and on-time, on-budget project execution. The role requires an understanding and experience in qualitative methods, a high degree of organization, continuous exercise of independent initiative and judgment, strong ethic of collaboration, and exceptional, client-focused interpersonal skills. This position will play an important role in designing, conducting, and analyzing the qualitative portions of mixed methods evaluations of innovative healthcare delivery models both inside and outside Stanford University.
This position will primarily support the Presence 5 project and an evaluation of serious illness care across 7 organizations in the Bay Area. These projects emphasize provider/patient communication in the contexts of primary care and serious illness/palliative care. This position will require comfort with clinical environments and conversations around death and dying.
This is an ideal position for a researcher with a Master's degree in a relevant field such as health services research, sociology, psychology, public health, community research or anthropology who has a passion for improving health care systems in the United States.
Assist in designing experiments, exercising independent initiative and judgment gained from completing a variety of high level assignments, including activities such as defining variables, formulating hypotheses, and selecting subjects, sources of information, or planned and coordinating experimental protocols.
Adapt or work out the details of new, nonstandard procedures, with the supervisor providing only general guidance and suggestions.
Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data using qualitative techniques.
Solve problems, and make decisions which affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.
Co-author sections of research publications and regulatory reports as needed.
Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
Supervise staff or students as needed, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work.
*- Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters degree in health services research, sociology, psychology, public health, community research, anthropology, or similar.
2-3 years or more experience conducting qualitative research; both data collection and analysis.
Strong project management skills.
Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed literature.
Experience with NVivo software.
Excellent inter-personal communication skills with broad stakeholder groups.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field and two years applicable experience, or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Comprehensive understanding of scientific theory and methods.
General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work with human study participants.
Developing supervisory skills.
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.
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*- 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.
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 bases 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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