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Job title: Social Science Research Professional

Company: Stanford University

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is seeking a Social Science Research Professional 1 to contribute to our work at the Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis (CERA).

CERA is funded by Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is co-led by the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Division of Ethics at Columbia University in partnership with The Hastings Center and the Personal Genetics Education Project at Harvard University. CERA enhances the production, sharing, and use of research on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics and genomics and builds the community of ELSI scholars.

The Social Science Research Professional 1 role at the CERA ensures the optimal functioning and continual enhancement of ELSIhub, an online platform populated with resources for the community of ELSI researchers and other stakeholders, and is a strong contributor to a variety of projects that advance the CERA mission. This is a remote position.

The duties of a Social Science Research Professional 1 at Stanford University 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

*Other duties may be assigned

Specific duties assigned to this Social Science Research Professional 1:

  • Be able to identify and categorize scholarship on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and genomics.
  • Perform web and library research to identify and evaluate content for the website, including publications, reports, educational materials, data collection tools, etc.
  • Collect and manage data, prepare written descriptions and labels, organize content by topic, and identify search tags to support the optimal functioning of website query tools.
  • Make updates to a custom, Drupal 8 website, including content edits, media uploads, and the bulk import of data files.
  • Initiate regular website functionality checks.
  • Work with an external web vendor to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve technical issues.
  • Prepare and report Google Analytics data.
  • Support website evaluation procedures such as usability testing, accessibility improvements, and user surveys or focus groups.
  • Facilitate the design and implementation of new website builds by an external web vendor.
  • Support website marketing and promotion activities.
  • Draft a variety of communications.
  • Coordinate the production, formatting, and dissemination of presentations, web pages, grant proposals and reports, educational materials, reports, bibliographies, etc.
  • May orient and train student and or contingent workers.
  • Contribute to a variety of projects that advance the CERA mission.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong knowledge of computer software including Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, etc), Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Experience with Drupal 8, Qualtrics, Vimeo, a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively in a fully remote work environment.

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

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.

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,

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Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4189
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: E
  • Requisition ID: 95244

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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.

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Job date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 01:33:46 GMT

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