Social Science Research Professional (ALPS Lab Manager)
Job Number: 89156
The Department of Linguistics is looking for a full-time Lab Manager.
This is a one-year fixed term position, with a possibility of renewal.
The interActive Language Processing Lab at Stanford (ALPS) studies the
inference processes involved in language production and comprehension.
We study both sides of the communicative coin: how speakers choose an
utterance to convey an intended meaning and how listeners arrive at
interpretations that are often much richer and more detailed than the
utterance's literal meaning. To develop and test explicit theories of
these processes, we employ linguistic analysis, behavioral experiments
(both lab-based and web-based), corpus methods, and computational modeling.
The Lab Manager will help with various aspects of creating and
maintaining the lab: keeping the lab homepage and lab wiki up to date;
creating templates for running online experiments; submitting and renewing
IRB protocols; purchasing and maintaining research equipment and
supplies; recruiting, training, and supervising undergraduate research
assistants; collecting, managing, and analyzing data; running
behavioral experiments (including eye-tracking); preparing conference presentations and
manuscripts; managing lab calendars and schedules; and reading relevant
literature. The position will allow authorship on research presentations
Assist in designing experiments, exercising independent initiative and judgment gained from completing a variety of high level assignments, including activities such as defining variables, formulating hypotheses, and selecting subjects, sources of information, or planned and coordinating experimental protocols.
Adapt or work out the details of new, nonstandard procedures, with the supervisor providing only general guidance and suggestions.
Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques.
Solve problems, and make decisions which affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.
Select and apply standard calculations and formulas independently to compile data or process documents; often serve as a resource for research methods and numerical analyses.
Co-author sections of research publications and regulatory reports as needed.
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 work.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field and two years applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant experience in an applicable social science.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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.
Certifications and Licenses:
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.
* - 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 the job.
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 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
- Materials: Please submit a cover letter, a CV, and the name of at least one person who can serve as a reference.
- Application deadline: May 9
- Start date: Aug 1
Job Family: Research Job Code: 4187 Grade: G Exempt
Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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