Social Science Research Professional
Company: Stanford University School of Medicine
Posted on: July 1, 2020
The Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and
Population Health at Stanford University is seeking a research
professional with qualitative research skills to join our
collaborative and dynamic team. We seek a professional with
independent skills in executing qualitative and mixed-methods
research studies, and a strong track record of project management
and on-time, on-budget project execution. The role requires an
understanding and experience in qualitative methods, a high degree
of organization, continuous exercise of independent initiative and
judgment, strong ethic of collaboration, and exceptional,
client-focused interpersonal skills. This position will play an
important role in designing, conducting, and analyzing mixed
methods evaluations of innovative healthcare delivery models both
inside and outside Stanford University.
Under the direction of the qualitative project lead, this role will
assist in analyzing the data from the various projects from the
Stanford Aging and Ethnigeriatrics *SAGE) lab. The evaluation will
involve working with existing data as well as conduct regular
visits to healthcare organizations in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa
Clara and San Mateo counties to conduct interviews and observations
with providers and administrators and patients.
The role will be responsible for overall project management
including both qualitative and quantitative components; collecting,
managing and analyzing qualitative data; and assist in report
writing. This position will involve conducting interviews with
diverse patients and/or their family caregivers; applicants should
be aware of the sensitivity involved in this work.
This is an ideal position for a qualitative researcher with a
masters degree in a relevant field such as health services
research, sociology, psychology, public health or anthropology who
has a passion for improving health care systems in the United
- Assist in writing grants, evaluation plans and developing
analyses including identifying frameworks or logic models to help
define the work.
- Develop and implement qualitative data collection and analysis
plans with minimal oversight.
- Conduct interviews, observations, and focus groups to support
mixed methods research in alignment with the research plan.
- Analyze data using mixed methods in alignment with the goals
and scientific frameworks identified for the study
- Troubleshoot issues that arise in studies/projects that may
- Solve problems, and make decisions which affect the direction
of the research and result in independent contributions to the
- Draft partial or entire abstracts, posters, and
- Help identify topics for manuscripts and opportunities to
present at appropriate conferences.
- Complete project-related administrative and budgetary
responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
- Supervise staff or students as needed, including oversight and
instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project
- - Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of
this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description
will be shared during the interview process.
- Masters degree in a relevant field of social science such as
health services research, public health, or
- Two to three years experience in performing qualitative
research; both data collection and analysis
- Strong project management skills with demonstrated experience
bringing projects to completion.
- Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-review literature
- Experience with NVivo software.
- Excellent inter-personal communication skills with broad
- Fluency in one or more language other than English (e.g.,
Spanish, Mandarin) strongly
- Experience working with people from different cultures and
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent skills with Office in particular Word and
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Comprehensive understanding of scientific theory and
- General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master
- 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 required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours
in support of research work.
- Candidate may use own vehicle, public transportation or other
means to visit external sites (all are reimbursable expenses per
- 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 bases 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 Universitys
Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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 law. Additional Information
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4187
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: G
- Requisition ID: 86707
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