Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Social Science Research Professional
Job Number: 86657
The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) seeks a Social Science Research Professional to contribute to several projects at the Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis (CERA).
CERA is funded by Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is co-led by the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Division of Ethics at Columbia University in partnership with The Hastings Center and the Personal Genetics Education Project at Harvard University. The mission of CERA is enhancing the production, sharing, and use of research on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics and genomics.
The Social Science Research Professional role advances the creation and enhancement of ELSIhub, a central, online platform developed by CERA for resource sharing and community building by ELSI researchers and other stakeholders. The role also contributes to other CERA projects as they arise.
Ideal candidates will excel at the following:
Assist with the development and refinement of literature search strategies for a wide variety of literature databases including medical, legal, humanities, and business. Support the production of systematic reviews of scientific literature and other synthesis activities.
Using subject knowledge, collect, analyze, and interpret scientific articles. Review scientific articles for quality and relevancy to the scope of the project. Abstract information from scientific articles in the required formats.
Perform web and library research to identify resources for ELSIhub. Prepare clear, written descriptions of ELSIhub resources. Develop written documentation for the effective use of ELSIhub.
Identify and assign search tags to ELSIhub resources. Assist with the development and refinement of the ELSIhub taxonomy to support the optimal functioning of query tools.
Participate in presentations and demonstrations of ELSIhub at conferences or other institutions. Support ELSIhub content promotion activities on partner websites and social media.
Implement, improve, and ensure compliance with SOPs for resource curation and database management. Orient new student curators to data collection forms and procedures and perform data quality checks. Review, research, and resolve data quality and database functionality issues.
Support evaluation procedures, such as ELSIhub usability testing and user surveys.
Collaborate with web developers and other research staff to develop repositories and databases. Assist with the development of data migration strategies. Perform accurate data entry in webforms and spreadsheets.
Support other CERA projects as they arise.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
In addition to submitting your resume, please include a cover letter describing your interest in the Social Science Research Professional position at SCBE; familiarity with the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics and genomics; and your relevant experience.
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.
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 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.
Location: School of Medicine, 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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