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Social Science Research Coordinator

Posted: 4/16/2018 (Employment)


Looking for a dynamic person to join the project team of Dr. Tanya Luhrmann in the Department of Anthropology. The project sets out to understand how cultural variation in ideas about the mind shapes the way people seek and experience the supernatural through a large comparative project. This is a six month fixed-term position.

This is a data support position, reporting to the Project Manager and will assist with data collection, data entry, and data coding. The position will require working independently on some data collection and in tandem with the data entry team and the Project Manager in other data specific areas. This individual will work closely with the Project Manager to expedite the data entry coding progress once the data collection is completed and be critical to the final data analysis. Attention to detail and strong data coding skills are preferred, BA preferred.


  • Prepare correspondence, documents and reports.
  • Maintain and file forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs.
  • Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed. Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments.
  • Prepare, distribute, administer and process questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
  • Type, edit and organize data. Prepare data for input into statistical databases.
  • Apply formulas and calculations to research data using basic statistical programs. Review and verify accuracy of database information and assist in making necessary corrections according to specific guidelines.
  • Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.

* – Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General understanding of scientific theory and methods.
  • 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

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Location: Stanford University