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Research Program Coordinator

Company: Stanford University School of Medicine
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

The Andrews Lab, in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University, is seeking a Social Science Research Professional (SSRP)/Research Program Coordinator for a research group at Stanford University focused on clinical, translational and epidemiologic studies of infectious diseases. Our interdisciplinary research team conducts field studies of new strategies for diagnosis, surveillance, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis and tropical diseases in close collaboration with investigators in Brazil, South Africa, Nepal, Bangladesh and other countries. The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in a relevant field such as clinical research, epidemiology, or public health, as well as experience with participant-oriented research. Candidates with experience conducting research in low- or middle-income countries are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be an independent and highly motivated individual who communicates well and enjoys working with an international team in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.This position may have a flexible work location, with the possible ability to be either co-located near the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, CA as a hybrid or remote worker, or any other U.S. based location as a remote worker with the opportunity to travel to campus 3 to 4 times per year for department meetings.Duties include:

  • 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 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.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.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Master's degree in a relevant field such as clinical research, epidemiology, or public health, as well as experience with participant-oriented research.
    • Experience conducting research in low- or middle-income countries.
    • Experience in statistical analyses and data visualization using R.
    • Experience in working in different databases, and scientific applications.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.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, 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.WORKING CONDITIONS:
            • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
            • May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.WORK STANDARDS:
              • 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, Stanford is for YouImagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
                • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
                • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
                • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
                • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
                • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.
                • 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. 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 University School of Medicine, Palo Alto , Research Program Coordinator, Other , Palo Alto, California

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