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Social Science Research Professional 2

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
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Apr 11, 2024

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Social Science Research Professional 2School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United StatesNewResearch11 hours ago Post Date102070 Requisition #
The Division of Adolescent Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking a Social Science Research Professional 2 to support health services research and health policy projects and programs in child and adolescent health. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, independent, organized, mission-driven, and experienced in health services research, public health and policy work related to preventive services, tobacco/secondhand smoke and nicotine control, and global health. The candidate will have the opportunity to help build an interdisciplinary research team to conduct work with broad scientific and public health impact in improving care delivery to adolescents and young adults. Our Division encompasses numerous aspects of adolescent health research, and provides a strong community of scientific colleagues, post-doctoral trainees, and students.

Duties include:

·Assist in designing and independently conducts portions of research project(s). Make recommendations on experimental design and/or research direction to principal investigator.

·Develop and implement new, nonstandard procedures and research protocols where appropriate protocols are not described in the literature or where modification or adaptation of standard procedures and protocols is required, with the supervisor providing general guidance and suggestions.

·Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data and results using scientific or statistical techniques.

·Solve problems, and make decisions that affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.

·Participate in multidisciplinary teams across different faculties or schools.

·Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with related research; apply to ongoing research and development of new protocols.

·Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for publication, especially in the results section, and to publication of findings. Present ongoing work to colleagues and/or at academic conferences.

·Co-author sections of research publications and regulatory reports as needed.

·Complete project-related administrative and budgetary reports as needed.

·Supervise (either formally or informally) staff or students as needed, including oversight and direction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work. Serve as a technical resource for other research staff.

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. The pay range for this position working in the California Bay area is between $76,000 to $92,000.

*- Other duties may also be assigned


·Doctoral degree in public health or related social science discipline.

·Experience in conducting health services and health policy research for maternal, child and adolescent populations and health systems in US and/or global settings.

·Familiarity with health care delivery and clinical and community preventive services.

·Ability to work with diverse populations, including those with limited English proficiency or low literacy levels


Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field and two years applicable experience, or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science.


·Comprehensive understanding of scientific theory and methods.

·General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.

·Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.

·Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

·Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.

·Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

·Ability to work with human study participants.

·Developing supervisory skills.



·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, operate 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 organizations.

·Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors bases 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,

All members of the Department of Pediatrics are engaged in continuous learning and improvement to foster a culture where diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are central to all aspects of our work. The Department collectively and publicly commits to continuously promoting anti-racism and equity through its policies, programs, and practices at all levels.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4187
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: G
  • Department URL:
  • Requisition ID: 102070
  • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible

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