Social Science Research Coordinator Stanford University, School of Humanities and Sciences United States

Social Science Research Coordinator

School of Humanities and Sciences, California, United States


Social Science Research Coordinator:

The Department of Psychology is looking for a full time Social Science Research Coordinator. The SSRC will perform administrative and operational duties to support research and apply basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory. The SSRC will be involved in recruiting participants from the community and from Stanford University to participate in studies; run subjects in experimental protocols, organize and maintain data files, and assist with study related paperwork. Previous experience working with human subjects and data analysis is desired. Other responsibilities include organizing experimental protocols and materials and working with professors, graduate and undergraduate students and post-doctoral fellows.


This is a one year fixed term position with possibility of renewal upon funding availability. 


** A strong internal candidate has been identified. **


Core Duties:

• Prepare correspondence, documents and reports

• Maintain and file forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs.

• Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed. Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments.

• Order and maintain equipment and supplies.

• Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed. 

• Maintain the lab homepage and lab wiki.

• Apply formulas and calculations to research data using basic statistical programs. Review and verify accuracy of database information and assist in making necessary corrections according to specific guidelines.


Education and Experience Required:

Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

• Bachelor's degree in cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, computer science, or a related field.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

• General understanding of scientific theory and methods.

• Some background in Statistical methods for analyzing experimental data.

• Programming skills in R, Python, and JavaScript/HTML/CSS.

• Experience with open science best practices (e.g., version control and data sharing with Git/Github; study pre-registration on Open Science Framework).

• Excellent interpersonal skills required for working with human study participants.

• Experience with or interest in running eye-tracking experiments, and analyzing eye-tracking data.

• Ability to get tasks done efficiently and independently, and to show initiative in doing so.

• Some experience with academic writing.

• Organized and detail-oriented.


Certificates and Licenses Required:

• 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 operate foot and/or hand controls.

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 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,

Working Condition:

• May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.

Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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