Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-Fuqua-RA [#11586, RAUBEL]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Health Sector Management / Economics
Appl Deadline:2018/12/07 finished (2018/08/07, finished 2019/01/17, listed until 2018/12/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Associate in Research Fuqua School of Business Duke University

Medical Decision Making Research Group and the Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research seeks an entry-level Associate in Research to join their team. The group, led by Peter Ubel M.D., conducts a wide range of studies at the intersection of medicine and the social sciences. See www.peterubel.com and www.becr.org for more information.

The Associate in Research (RA) will support investigators on multiple research projects related to patient decision making, health communication, and nutrition. The RA will contribute to the research process in both operational and scientific ways. In particular, the RA will help design studies; pilot test studies; gather and compiling of research data; visit local retailers for the conduct of experiments; perform data entry; do preliminary data cleaning and analyses; draft, proofread, and edit research documents, including manuscript sections, presentations, and reports; maintain a reference library in EndNote; and facilitate the human subjects (IRB) approval process by preparing and submitting accurate documents in a timely fashion, in accordance with all regulations. This position will also support project investigators by conducting literature searches and doing other tasks for the creation and submission of project-related reports and manuscripts. Most importantly, the duties and responsibilities of the position will grow in accordance with the interests and talents of the RA. We want this job to be fun and challenging!

Qualifications Bachelor's degree required, preferably in one of the social sciences. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience or training in behavioral science data collection methods and research designs. Demonstrated ability to write about and summarize scientific concepts effectively in English for both scientific and non-scientific audiences, as well as excellent communication skills overall. Experience in medical and social science literature searches and in proofreading and editing. Ability to work as a cooperative and productive member of a research team and to prioritize tasks. Full understanding of issues of confidentiality and privacy in the conduct of research. Evidence of the ability to operate with substantial independence and responsibility for extended periods while maintaining effective feedback to and guidance from research leaders. Demonstrated ability to use software (including Word, Excel and EndNote) and to learn new programs as needed. Basic knowledge of a statistical package such as SPSS, SAS, or STATA is a plus.

Starting salary range $34-46K, commensurate with experience for a one-year contract. Position is dependent upon approval of funding.

Please apply for the job through this posting. If you have any questions about the position, feel free to contact Kelly Davis at jkelly.davis@duke.edu.

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harassment and prohibited discrimination. Duke prohibits discrimination and harassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Further Info:
Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Duke University, Box 90120
Durham NC 27708-0120

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