This recruitment is for a two (2) year fixed-term position.
The School of Engineering
Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business. Our staff are critical to enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission: seeking solutions to some of the world's most urgent challenges and educating leaders who will make the world a better place through the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems.
The Building for Wellbeing Lab
The Building for Wellbeing Lab is a collaborative team of researchers with projects spanning the study of physical and digital spaces and their impact on worker wellbeing and senior living to the exploration of the ways in which the built environment impacts community wellbeing and social acceptance of affordable housing. We seek a new team member who enjoys team-science and engineering and would thrive in a dynamic, curious, and team-oriented environment. Our projects span multiple schools and centers at Stanford University as well as external collaborations with other universities and municipal and non-profit partners. This environment provides many professional growth opportunities in academia and beyond for those with interests in social impact.
The Building for Wellbeing Lab seeks a Research Manager with a vision for the design of our built environment to foster human wellbeing supported by social science and engineering research. The ideal candidate will have the skills and experience to build the necessary partnerships to actualize this vision. The candidate should also have strong experience in collecting, analyzing and/or synthesizing data from a variety of sources and have experience using quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques in applied research. This position could be structured as a research scientist or postdoctoral fellowship depending on the candidate's interests and ideal career trajectory. This position reports to the Lab's faculty director.
Your responsibilities include:
Develop and manage research programs by conducting research activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs. Conduct research that supports and expands the impact of projects conducted in the Lab.
Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research.
Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
Advise and mentor students and affiliated research and evaluation staff. May be opportunities for teaching and course development.
Present research and represent the Lab at relevant conferences and participate in relevant programming on campus. Contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising.
Education & Experience (Required)
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.
Education & Experience (Desired)
There is a strong desire for candidates with a doctoral degree in the social sciences or in engineering collaborating with social scientists, and five to seven years of relevant experience in area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. Interested candidates could be appointed as postdoctoral scholars.
Experience working in or a degree related to a built environment profession
Expertise in web-development.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (Required)
Experience in planning, designing, conducting, and managing research involving experimental psychology, sociology, or human factors, including the ability to work with human subjects.
Exceptional technical skills spanning data science and statistics with knowledge in the built environment (e.g., civil engineering, urban planning, architecture).
Experience and interest working in interdisciplinary groups and with partners in nonprofits, municipalities, and developers.
Strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and communications skills
A self-starter, comfortable with autonomy, and able to drive initiatives to completion.
Creative, self-motivated, able to identify research opportunities.
Strong writing skills with ability to publish in peer-reviewed literature.
Experience with NVivo or Atlas.ti software.
Experience using statistical software such as R, STATA, SPSS and Python.
Certifications and Licenses:
For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.
Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
May travel locally.
Occasional overnight travel.
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.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the Apply for Job button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in customer service and provide examples of your experience with attention to detail, responsiveness, and decision-making.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
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.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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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