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Social Science Research Asst

Position Deleted on 3/13/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Stanford, CA
Admin - Laboratory and Research
Full Time
Job Number: 10077885
Job: Research
Primary Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Job Grade: 2P1


The Program for Bedside Medicine (Stanford Medicine 25 Initiative) is an initiative to promote the techniques of the physical exam to improve physician skills and create higher quality patient-physician interactions.

We are looking to hire a Research Assistant who can initiate, continue and expand our research efforts. The selected individual will be expected to design, implement and analyze studies to look at 1) Patient Issues: the physical exam and generation of trust; patient's perceptions of physician skill and competence; 2) Physician Issues: measuring effectiveness of teaching; measuring trainee perspective and satisfaction in acquiring bedside skills 3) creation of a registry of patients with unique physical exam findings to come to our teaching sessions 4) Assistance in identifying grant support and in writing proposals.

The selected candidate will be expected to help coordinate scheduling as well as to attend Stanford Medicine 25 teaching session. Once the candidate is familiar with our efforts, he/she can generate novel research questions.


Required: A knowledge and understanding of the conduct of scientific research, use of IRBs, setting up questionnaire studies, and an understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. A knowledge of the use of common office software programs and to maintain a simple database, and knowledge and ability to use advanced search engines to perform literature surveys. Knowledge of how to write or draft grant applications and scientific reports. Bachelor's degree in social science or related field.

Desired: Previous experience in the field of social science research as it involves clinical problems would be desirable. Previous experience in grant writing and in preparing reports for publication. Experience in the field of education research would also be desirable.
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