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Research Assistant (1 Year Fixed Term)

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Stanford Health Policy is the joint working name of the Center for Health Policy (CHP) in the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Department of Health Policy in the School of Medicine. We conduct rigorous research that lays the foundation for better domestic and international health policy and health care. Drawing upon our multidisciplinary research, Stanford Health Policy offers innovative educational programs from the undergraduate to the graduate level. We are seeking a Research Assistant (Social Science Research Professional 1) for a 1-year fixed term. This position can accommodate a start date of up to summer 2022. 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. Adapt new, nonstandard methods outlined by supervisor in designing and evaluating phases of research projects, (i.e., educational materials, questionnaires, strategies for recruitment, data quality control procedures and processes). May follow up with Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure renewals are approved and completed, seeking guidance where necessary. 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. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge either through education or experience of mathematics and theories, assumptions, principles, methods, and techniques of statistics, especially those applicable to health-related research: t-tests, ANOVA and ANCOVA, linear regression, logistic regression, and hierarchical random effects modeling (HLM). Knowledge either through education or experience of commonly used statistical software packages such as SAS, STATA and R. Familiarity either through education or experience with presenting and explaining probabilistic and statistical concepts to researchers and/or trainees. Strong organizational skills, the ability to establish priorities and coordinate multiple tasks, and to work independently. Ability to work effectively as a team member on projects with a diverse group of research staff. Ability to write clear and concise professional reports, memos, and correspondence. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs to prepare project documentation, memos, reports, and presentations. Ability to prepare tables and graphs and summarize data. Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate interactions with coworkers, affiliated researchers and staff Excellent attention to detail. Holds US Census Bureau "Special Sworn Status", or has ability to clear US Census Bureau "Special Sworn Status" designation upon starting the position. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field, or combination of education and relevant experience in an applicable social science. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED): 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. CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES: None. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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. 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. WORKING CONDITIONS: May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work. WORKING STANDARDS (from JDL): 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, . As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit . Additional Information Schedule: Full-time Job Code: 4189 Employee Status: Fixed-Term Pay Grade: E Requisition ID: 93262 As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit

Keywords: Stanford Medicine, Palo Alto , Research Assistant (1 Year Fixed Term), Other , Palo Alto, California

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