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Lifestyle Medicine Research Professional

Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Lifestyle Medicine Research ProfessionalStanford University is seeking a Social Science Research Professional 1 to perform work to support research or develop public programs and policies, applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory. The Social Science Research Professional 1 position will support Dr. Fredericson, the Director of the Lifestyle, Health & Performance Program. This program specializes in Lifestyle Medicine research, outreach, and communication. Specific projects include creating educational content, designing newsletters, and writing narrative/systematic reviews on topics within Lifestyle Medicine. In addition, this position will be responsible for assessing the impact of Lifestyle Medicine outreach through focus groups and data review.Duties 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 also be assignedDESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Two-year college degree and two years related work experience or a Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of related education and relevant experience. Research experience and knowledge of programming languages and statistics preferred.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 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 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, .The expected pay range for this position is $48,000 to $71,000 per annum.
            Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.School of Medicine, Redwood City, California, United StatesSchool of Medicine, Redwood City, California, United StatesWe're always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply? Learn more on what to expect next.

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