Research Assistant for WELL China (1 Year Fixed Term)
Job Number: 80027
The Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) is seeking a research assistant/study manager to support the WELL China research components of the global WELL for Life initiative. WELL for Life seeks to build the scientific evidence base about the factors that impact well-being. This is an ambitious and dynamic project with participant recruitment goals of 10,000 individuals at each of the sites which currently include the San Francisco Bay Area, Taiwan, China and Singapore. WELL for Life is using observational, intervention and biometric research approaches to establish how best to promote, enhance and maintain well-being for individuals and communities. The successful candidate will perform work to support research and develop public programs and policies. This candidate will apply the understanding of scientific theory and provide administrative and operational support while working under general supervision. The ideal candidate will be flexible, enthusiastic, a great team player, and exercise independent initiative and judgment. Responsibilities include development of recruitment materials and strategies for enrolling participants. The successful candidate will be fluent in written and spoken English and Chinese (preferably Traditional and Simplified Mandarin) and will be willing and able to travel to Asia (Taiwan, China and Singapore) for 7-10 days,1-2 times a year.
Communicate, manage, and coordinate research activities with foreign collaborators.
Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
Adapt or work out the details of new, nonstandard procedures, with the supervisor providing only general guidance and suggestions.
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.
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.
Assist in collaborations and management across three countries in Asia.
Assist in manuscript preparation for research publications and regulatory reports 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. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong communication skills; fluent in spoken and written Mandarin (Chinese) and English; a deep understanding of Asian work style and Asian culture.
Master's degree in epidemiology or an applicable social science related field with over 5 years of experience or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science strongly preferred.
Self-motivated and proactive.
Responsible and dedicated.
Independent and reliable.
Team player with good inter-personal skills.
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 methods, including epidemiology and biostatistics.
Strong knowledge and computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
Strong analytical skills with training in biostatistics and excellent judgment.
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
Ability to prioritize.
Strong organizational skills and attention to details.
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.
Ability to read and write Chinese and English clearly and logically.
Excellent writing 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.
* - 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.
Additional WORKING CONDITIONS:
Must be willing and able to travel to Asia (Taiwan, China and Singapore) for 7-10 days, 1-2 times a year.
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.
Job Family: Research Job Series: Social Science Research Professional Job Code: 4187 Grade: G Exemption: Exempt Schedule: Full-time
Location: School of Medicine, 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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