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Stanford University Social Science Lab Manager (Academic Program Professional 1) in Stanford, California

Social Science Lab Manager (Academic Program Professional 1)

School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States


Post Date Dec 06, 2023

Requisition # 101281

Stanford Health Policy is seeking a Social Science Lab Manager (Academic Program Professional 1) to oversee the research activities for the Chan Lab within the Dept of Health Policy. The Chan lab engages in cutting-edge economics research on health care productivity, involving analyses for causal inference on large datasets and applying best practices in programming and software development.

Duties include:

• Oversee and administer research activities, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes.

• Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to determine program effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program.

• Write and edit content for proposals, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities under the general direction of PI. Assist with the development of research grants, (i.e., may suggest new funding opportunities, write portions of grants, and/or summarize data for grant support).

• Represent the program or function as the key contact and subject matter expert within the department, unit or school and develop communications for internal and external constituencies. Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, fundraising, training, and conferences. Lead workshops and facilitate meetings.

• May oversee and train student workers.

*-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.

The expected pay range for this position is $68,000 to $99,000 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 (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) 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.


Educational background or work experience related to economics, health care delivery, and/or health policy.

Experience working with non-academic partners, health departments, government agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple complex projects.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Experience managing trainees and junior staff members.

Experience with advanced, economics-oriented research methods, including possibly a master’s degree with a dissertation.

Experience with project management and the practice of agile methodology.

Experience with analytic and software programming platforms, ideally in team-based settings.

Has ability to attain Veterans Affairs WOC appointment upon starting the Stanford position.


Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Program administration and or research experience may be required.


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

• Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff


Not applicable


• Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.

• 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.

• On-campus mobility.

    • 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.
**WORKING CONDITIONS:** • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends. • May travel locally and nationally. • Occasional overnight travel. Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 4111

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: H

  • Requisition ID: 101281

  • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible