Social Science Research Professional 2 (1 Year Fixed Term)
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 97574
The Department of Urology is committed to excellence and improving everything we do. From our innovative patient care, to our highest caliber education program, and cutting-edge research, we work together to turn discoveries into reality and improve the lives of our patients.
Stanford University, Department of Urology Pediatrics Clinic is seeking a Social Science Research Professional 2 to perform complex functions and activities involved in proto-typing and implementing a pediatric bladder health education tool via cross-sectional surveys, curriculum development, user-friendly video design and end-user testing.
The SSRP2 will lead curriculum and study design development of a "Bladder Bootcamp," an online health educational portal for children struggling with bladder problems and urine accidents. The development of these videos in conjunction with the Stanford Education Technology department is funded by the San Jose Auxiliary for Children.
The SSRP2 will work closely with the PI in 1) the re-design of the current in-person curriculum; 2) the needs assessment via cross-sectional survey methods and large database analysis; 3) end-user testing of the proto-type and 4) treatment algorithm.
Ultimately, our team's goal is to develop a tool that can be applied nationally in school and pediatricians' offices to help with early treatment of bladder problems in children, decreasing severity and duration of illness.
The incumbent will design the experiments, oversee regulatory processes for data access, propose modifications and independently seek interdisciplinary advice during this process.
Assist in designing a bladder health education tool and related educational design research studies, 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 general guidance and suggestions.
Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques.
Solve problems, and make decisions that affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.
Select and apply standard calculations and formulas independently to compile data or process documents; often serve as a resource for research methods and numerical analyses.
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.
Prior experience in proto-typing/developing a digital/virtual education curriculum (health education is a plus)
Knowledge and prior experience with the principles of educational research design and assessment of end-user experience
Familiarity with IRB guidelines and regulations.
Familiarity with data analysis related to educational research design
Prior experience producing an academic manuscript for publication a plus.
Prior experience writing academic grants for funding opportunities a plus.
Interest in participating in pediatric research that has future advocacy implications.
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.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (DESIRED): Bachelor's degree in a related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or Master's degree in a related scientific field. Prior experience in educational research design and curriculum development will be prioritized. Master's degree or terminal degree in epidemiology, health policy, public health, statistics, computer science, bio-informatics a plus.
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (DESIRED):
Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Prior data analysis experience using state and national inpatient/outpatient billing databases.
Proficiency with statistical software, i.e. R, SPSS.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
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.
Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
Position may require repetitive motion.
May require occasional extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs - rare, related to grant/manuscript deadlines.
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.
This remote role is open to candidates anywhere in the United States. Stanford University has five Regional Pay Structures. The compensation for this position will be based on the location of the successful candidate. The expected pay range for this position is $56,000 to $88,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.
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