Social Science Research Professional

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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 10/24/2016

Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford, CA
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Stanford University

Social Science Research Professional

Job Number: 72212

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking a Research Professional to join a team of researchers to study the feasibility of an i-phone application designed to determine risk of suicide and help mitigate risk of self-harm. The Research Professional will be responsible for implementing the initial study protocol at Stanford University and coordinating with a team in Liverpool England as they implement the same protocol at their institution. The ideal candidate will be organized and have experience working with people who are suffering from mental illness.

Duties include:

Plan and perform research tasks of limited complexity requiring initiative and judgment in applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory when precedents do not provide specific guidance; general instruction is provided by the supervisor.

Extract data and structured information from published literature and other sources.

Administer questionnaires and rating scales requiring judgment in applying non-routine scoring procedures.

Conduct literature searches, and write literature summaries, requiring preliminary judgments after conceptual approach is outlined by the supervisor. Build and organize data as requested by principal investigator or faculty; use common statistical programs, requiring the application of job control language in generating and organizing data.

Adapt new, nonstandard methods outlined by supervisor (principal investigator or faculty).

Assist in designing and evaluating phases of research projects, seeking guidance where necessary, and auditing the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases.

Present research finding to internal audiences, including peers, co-workers, and managers.

Help orient and train new staff or students as needed.

Assist with development and design of outreach materials and tools for recruitment, educational, or awareness programs with guidance from supervisor.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


Experience working with individuals with mental illness


Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of related education and relevant experience.


General understanding of scientific theory and methods.
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.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES: Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification is preferred. Add Here


Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weight up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and soft/file paperwork or parts.
Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, operate 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.

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine

Schedule: Full-time

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