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 Lab Coordinator
Institution/Organization: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Job Location: California, U.S.A.
Contact Person: Michele Gelfand
Date Posted: June 28th, 2023
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Stanford's Graduate School of Business has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, pushing the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offering a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in service of our mission of developing innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change lives, change organizations, and change the world. We invite you to be part of this mission.

Professor Michele Gelfand is looking to hire a Lab Coordinator at the Stanford Graduate School of Business to begin in the Fall 2023 and to be appointed for up to three years (one year fixed-term, renewable for a second and third year). The research is in cross-cultural social and organizational behavior. You can find her work on her personal website

The Lab Coordinator will work closely with Professor Gelfand and members of her lab and will be involved in helping to manage aspects of the research process, including conducting literature searches, coordinating with the IRB and collaborators worldwide, programming and implementing studies, coding transcripts, entering, and analyzing data in R and SPSS, helping co-write manuscripts, presentations, and grants, among other research duties as they arise.

The position requires strong knowledge of research methods and statistics and excellent writing skills. Applicants must be extremely conscientious, self-motivated, and organized, and must be able to work independently and respond to/manage day-to-day email communication promptly and efficiently.

Please note: This position requires regular on-site work at the Stanford GSB campus.

Your primary responsibilities include:

• Plan and perform research tasks requiring initiative and judgment by applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory when precedents do not provide specific guidance. General instruction provided by the supervisor as needed. May interpret study results in collaboration with supervisor or PI.

• Participate in the development and administration of survey instruments and rating scales requiring judgment. Analyze and summarize results for review with supervisor. Audit the accuracy and validity of data.

• Identify, select, extract, and summarize data and structured information. Coordinate data collection in multiple countries, analyze data using both qualitative and quantitative methods, write up reports of the results for journals, conferences, grants, and general media outlets.

• Conduct literature searches, and write literature summaries and manuscripts, requiring preliminary judgments after the supervisor outlines conceptual approach.

• Build and organize data as requested by principal investigator or supervisor; use common statistical programs requiring the application of job control language in generating and organizing data.

• Assist with development, communication, and design of research findings to internal and external audiences, which may include web updates, social media, and/or white papers, for use in recruitment, educational, or awareness of programs, with guidance from supervisor.

• Coordination with Stanford administrative offices such as the Office of Sponsored Research, IRB and GSB Finance, Research Hub and Academic Administration offices.

• Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

• Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science-related field, or combination of education and relevant experience in an applicable social science

• 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

• Research experience related to the Lab’s interests as well as a desire and willingness to learn about research where the candidate lacks experience

• Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization

• Exceptional organizational and hands-on project management skills to coordinate many research projects running in parallel

• Strong knowledge of research methods and statistics

• Extremely conscientious, self-motivated, and organized, and must be able to work independently and respond to/manage day-to-day email communication promptly and efficiently

• Ability to coordinate and manage financials and administrative tasks in collaboration with other GSB administrative teams

The expected pay range for this position is $50,000 to $58,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

* 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.

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