Stanford, California

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JOB PURPOSE: Seeking a full-time Research Coordinator to work with Professor Philip Fisher and his team on the RAPID Survey, which is a program of ongoing surveys including 1) community-based surveys (in cities, counties, states) to understand the experiences of families with children ages 0-5 and child care providers locally, 2) A national survey of households with children ages 0-5 to assess the needs, health promoting behaviors, and well-being of children and their families, and 3) A national survey of child care providers and other adults who care for children ages 0-5 to assess their work conditions, financial circumstance, and well-being. The goal of RAPID is to collect and disseminate actionable data from families with young children and child care providers, to inform policies and programs that help all young children and the adults who care for them thrive. This position will include survey administration, data processing and cleaning, and overall study administration activities on a fast-paced schedule. All members of the study team will play an integral role in providing timely and important data on the experiences of families with young children. This RA will work collaboratively with the Project Manager and research team that currently incorporates new measures into the survey instruments, administers the monthly surveys and collects data, and prepares those data for analysis. The RA will help maintain standardized documentation and follow all data cleaning and management processes as outlined in the team's Manual of Procedures. Strong organizational skills, ability to handle multiple priorities, and orientation to details are vital to success in this position. The RA must be willing to work closely and collaboratively with other team members. The RA must have experience working in fast-paced academic research settings and be able to communicate clearly with team members and other stakeholders about the work they are responsible for carrying out. The project is based at Stanford University but is carried out online/remotely; candidates who are not local are encouraged to apply. This position does not have any direct supervision responsibilities. This is a one-year fixed-term position. CORE DUTIES: 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. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: 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: 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. Note: 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. Why Stanford is for You: Imagine 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. 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This is a fixed-term one-year position and may be renewable based on performance and funding. Finalist must successfully complete a background check prior to working at Stanford University. Applicants to this position must be available to work in the United States without sponsorship for 2 years or more. OPT permit holders should confirm that they are eligible to work in the US at the Stanford GSE for two years or more. *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. *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. Additional Information Schedule: Full-time Job Code: 4189 Employee Status: Fixed-Term Grade: E Requisition ID: 94903