Social Science Research Professional 2, S-SPIRE (U.S. - Flexible Work Location)
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 101325
The following position will have the flexibility to be based anywhere in the U.S., for candidates who are willing to travel to the Stanford School of Medicine campus 5%-10% of the time, as needed.
The Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education (S-SPIRE) Unit committed to:
Improving the value of healthcare through research that informs policy and implementation;
Promoting a surgical health services research community through mentorship and collaboration;
Developing innovative mixed methodologies.
Our interdisciplinary team includes clinical and research faculty with expertise in implementation science, health economics, bioinformatics, and quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies.
The Stanford Veterans Policy Lab (SVPL) generates evidence-based policy solutions that address the unique needs and challenges facing U.S. Veterans. Through rigorous research, analysis, and collaboration with stakeholders in the VA and beyond, SVPL seeks to identify and promote policies that improve Veteran health.
S-SPIRE and SVPL are seeking an experienced Social Science Research Professional 2 to perform work to support projects requiring continuous exercising of independent initiative and judgment.
Support faculty working with S-SPIRE and SVPL on data collection and analysis, for ongoing and new research and evaluation studies.
Contribute to qualitative research design, data collection and analysis.
Support qualitative data collection (e.g., recruitment and conducting interviews) and quantitative data collection (e.g., surveys and observations). In partnership with the faculty and supervisor, interpret and summarize data.
Work closely with S-SPIRE supervisor and SVPL team on research or grant preparation materials.
Develop project management workflow for collecting and managing data at various timepoints from different key stakeholders.
Build data collection templates in REDCap or Qualtrics for collection of qualitative and quantitative data. Help the PI extract, clean and summarize data.
Utilize qualitative software (e.g., Atlas.ti) to facilitate analysis of qualitative data.
Conduct literature reviews as they pertain to projects.
Contribute findings from literature reviews to sections of grant proposals, manuscripts, and project reports.
Assist with the preparation of progress reports and publications about research methods and results.
Create posters and presentations for conferences.
Participate in presentations of research at conferences or other institutions.
Prepare scientific abstracts.
Participate in writing methods sections and editing papers.
Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
Initiate new IRB applications and maintain IRB approval for ongoing projects. Stay current on all required researcher certifications. Follow rules governed by data use agreements.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
Master's degree in public health, health administration, or related field.
Previous experience working on health services research projects.
Interest in working in a position for at least two (2) years.
Strong project management skills, including managing data collection from different participant types and timepoints.
Familiarity with qualitative data organization software (e.g., Atlas.ti).
Strong interpersonal skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Ability to understand scientific literature, experimental/quasi-experimental procedures and their limitations, and current needs of the research community.
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.
*- 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.
This 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 $59,000 to $92,000 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.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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