Social Science Research Professional
Company: Stanford Medicine
Posted on: November 18, 2021
Stanford University Healthcare AI Applied Research Team is
seeking a Social Science Research Professional 1 to join our
collaborative and dynamic team to perform work in support of
research, applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific
theory and methods. We search for a professional with prior
applicable experience in a relevant social science field, and
skills in executing mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative)
research studies, project management, and on-time, on-budget
project execution. The role requires high degree of organization,
basic understanding of qualitative methods, ability to exercise
initiative and judgment, excellent written and oral communication
skills, strong work ethic of collaboration, and exceptional,
client-focused interpersonal skills. The research staff will play
an important role in conducting and analyzing mixed methods
investigations of innovative health related artificial intelligence
and machine learning models applied to real world clinical
settings.This is an ideal position for an individual with
undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as public health,
health care management, health services research, sociology, or
anthropology, interested in advancing toward higher level training
(e.g., MD, Master's or PhD degree), who has a passion for improving
health and health care systems in the United States and the world
through technology development, study and integration.The Stanford
Healthcare AI Applied Research Team is group of primary care
physicians, scientists, and quality improvement experts who are
dedicated to applied research on AI in healthcare. Our mission is
to bring leading edge AI technologies "from code to bedside" in
support of the Quintuple Aim. Our vision is to be a national leader
in the study and implementation of AI technologies to solve
specific, practical problems in healthcare.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
- 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.
- 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
- Undergraduate degree in a relevant field of social science
including public health, health services research, sociology, or
anthropology and 6 months to 1 year of prior applicable experience
in a relevant social science field.
- Strong organization and project management skills, with
demonstrated experience bringing projects to completion.
- Strong writing skills with ability to publish in peer-reviewed
- Strong design and artistic skills for the purposes of
presentations and data visualization.
- Experience with NVivo or Atlas.ti software.
- Experience using statistical software such as R or STATA.
- Strong client facing interpersonal and communication
- Ability to self-manage, set priorities, and easily adapt.
- Interested in technology development methods and workflow
integration in healthcare settings, especially artificial
intelligence.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
- 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.PHYSICAL
- 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.WORKING STANDARDS:
- 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/ .Why Stanford
is for YouImagine 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: 4189
- Employee Status: Regular
- Pay Grade: E
- Requisition ID: 90959As 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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