The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health within Stanford School of Medicine is seeking 2 bilingual (English and Spanish) Social Science Research Professional 1s each in 1-year fixed terms to serve as a Bilingual Research Coordinator who will contribute to several research projects focused on the impact of food as medicine programming on food insecurity alleviation and chronic disease prevention or management. Duties may include: meeting planning and support, coordinating research activities with internal and external partners for recruitment, recruiting and enrolling Spanish-speaking study participants, and direct data collection with participants in Contra Costa County (in Concord, CA). Data collection will take place directly outside of participant homes, following COVID safety protocols, and will involve administration of surveys, measurements (e.g. height and weight), and collection and processing of fingerstick blood samples (e.g checking blood sugar in patients with diabetes). The role requires a high degree of organization, continuous exercise of independent initiative and judgment, strong ethic of collaboration, and exceptional, interpersonal skills.
This is an ideal position for an individual with a BA in a relevant field such as public health, health care management, health services research, sociology, or anthropology, interested in advancing toward higher level training, who has a passion for improving health equity in the United States. Given the work focuses Latinx patients, the candidate must be fluent in Spanish and English.
Applicants must submit the following in order for application to be reviewed:
Cover letter, current resume (no more than two pages); and a short writing sample.
Contribute to the development and administration of survey instruments (in English and Spanish) or qualitative data collection protocols for focus groups and one-on-one interviews (in English and Spanish).
Home visits to participants to administer surveys and collect measurements and fingerstick blood samples.
Meeting planning and support (scheduling, agenda develop, notetaking, and other tasks as necessary)
Keep track of project plans and budgetary expenditures to help ensure that projects are completed on-time and within budget.
Schedule research team meetings and update project plans and associated tasks according to meeting discussions and outcomes.
Draft IRB applications and modifications and submit for approvals for research projects under supervision.
Draft regulatory and project reports.
Review and audit case reports to ensure accurate data collection, entry, and compliance with research protocols.
Assist with building research instruments using standard survey tools such as Redcap, Qualtrics, etc.
Work with PI and other research staff in the synthesis and interpretation of quantitative and/or qualitative data using appropriate data analysis methods and programs.
Conduct literature reviews on assigned research topics and summarize results.
Contribute to data analysis (e.g. preliminary analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative data).
Update research materials (e.g. recruitment materials, updated surveys) and submit to IRB to maintain IRB approval status of projects.
Assist with the design of flyers, outreach materials, and educational tools as needed for research activities and dissemination activities.
Coordinate and contribute to collaborative research activities with community partners, collaborators, and/or students.
May supervise students who are engaged in related research studies.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Native or professional level fluency in Spanish
Proven track record of taking initiative and problem-solving, successfully juggling and prioritizing multiple projects.
Experience with standard medical research database and survey programs for data collection such as REDCap, Qualtrics, etc.
Experience with NVivo (or equivalent qualitative data analysis software).
Experience using statistical software such as R or STATA (or equivalent software).
Skilled at using collaborative software programs such as Google Drive, Box, Smartsheets, Slack, Zoom, etc.
Substantial experience with standard software programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Strong skills in developing and maintaining community partnerships that lead to effective research participation.
Ability to work with diverse populations, including those with limited English proficiency or low literacy levels.
Prior research experience in social science, public health, or medical research involving human subjects.
Prior experience in developing literature review or research reports (coursework is fine).
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
CERTIFICATIONS & 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.
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.
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 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.
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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