Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: May 15, 2022
The Division of Primary Care and Population Health , within the
Department of Medicine, seeks to serve our community through
caring, learning, and innovation for the whole person through all
stages of life. While engaged in practice and teaching, our faculty
are dedicated to establishing new knowledge as the basis for future
practice and prevention, and to the greatest extent possible
applying that knowledge to improve care for all and reduce health
The Division of Primary Care and Population Health is seeking a
Social Science Research Professional 1 to perform work to support
research to develop public programs and policies, applying basic
knowledge and understanding of scientific theory. With close
supervision, this position will provide support to a variety of
projects including those that use secondary data (e.g., systematic
reviews), and those that are conducting primary data collection. An
important focus of this work will be the support of projects that
apply virtual reality to the health and wellbeing of older and
seriously ill adults.
- 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
- Contribute to characterizing and identifying appropriate
virtual reality media for health applications and applying them to
understanding individual (e.g., culture or gender associated)
differences in VR response. Train participants and set up virtual
reality environments (e.g., social virtual reality).
- 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 and human subjects requirements.
- 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
- 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
- May orient and train new staff or students.
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
- Bachelor's degree in science or a healthcare field, and
previous experience conducting and participating in health or
- Valid driver's license required.
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
- General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master
- 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.
- 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.
- May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
- May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours
in support of research work.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
- 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
- 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, .
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. 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,
- 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
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,
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4189
- Employee Status: Regular
- Pay Grade: E
- Requisition ID: 94013 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
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