Duke University, Duke Global Health Innovation Center

Position ID:Duke University-Duke Global Health Innovation Center-RESEARCHSCHOLAR [#11775]
Position Title: Research Scholar in Global Health Innovation and Policy at Duke University
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States
Subject Areas: Health Policy and Health Services Research
Health Sector Management
Health Systems and Policy
Life sciences
Appl Deadline: (posted 2018/08/29, listed until 2019/02/28)
Position Description:    

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Research Scholar in Global Health Innovation and Policy at Duke University

The Duke Global Health Innovation Center announces a PhD-level Research Scholar position, to start immediately, for one year, and renewable for additional years contingent upon performance and funding. The position is based in Durham, North Carolina, and may require ~20% international travel annually.

Overview of Duke Global Health Innovation Center

The Duke Global Health Innovation Center (Duke GHIC) studies and supports the scaling and adaptation of health innovations and related policy reforms in order to address critical health challenges worldwide. The Duke GHIC is housed within the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), and collaborates closely with the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy as well as other groups across Duke University. It also works closely with Innovations in Healthcare, a non-profit co-founded by Duke, McKinsey & Company, and the World Economic Forum that is dedicated to sourcing, strengthening, studying, and scaling the most promising innovations in healthcare. The Duke GHIC brings together expertise across health innovation, global health, and health policy in order to more effectively scale health innovations globally, and seeks to recruit a Research Scholar to deepen its research efforts. More information about Duke GHIC is available at dukeghic.org.

Overview of DGHI

The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) was created in 2006 to address health disparities in our local community and worldwide. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political and health care inequalities, DGHI brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health scholars. More information on its leadership team, board of advisers, financing, and impact is at http://impact.globalhealth.duke.edu/.

Position Description

The Duke GHIC is recruiting for a Research Scholar with expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods and experience in global health innovation. Working closely with the Director, other Duke GHIC team members, additional Duke faculty, and external collaborators, the Research Scholar will lead and/or contribute to existing funded programs focused on developing deeper insights into the milestones, timelines, and critical factors affecting research, development, introduction, and scaling of global health interventions across low and middle income country contexts globally. He/she will also contribute to other projects on global health innovation and policy, and will help drive forward the Duke GHIC’s research agenda by expanding into new research areas and seeking additional funding opportunities.

This position requires conducting wide-ranging research in global health innovation and policy, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and participating as a thought leader in forums that discuss the value of research in global health innovation.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

• A PhD in a relevant field (health services and systems, health management and innovation, life sciences research and development, implementation science, health policy, or a closely related field) • Minimum of two years of relevant experience working in low- and middle-income country contexts • Strong quantitative analysis skills [SAS, SPSS and/or STATA ] (required) • Strong qualitative analysis skills (or a willingness to learn) • Strong publication record or indication of potential to publish • Ability to develop innovative research approaches to answer critical programmatic and policy questions related to global health issues • Ability to help mentor and supervise junior team members at Duke and international collaborators • Proven record of outstanding written and oral presentation and communication skills • Ability to work as part of a team and perform under deadline pressure • Project management and multi-tasking skills • Working on grant/contract proposal development, including writing, meeting with collaborators, and reviewing proposal opportunities • Obtaining IRB approvals for our studies • Experience writing proposals and competing for grants and contracts from diverse private and public sources • Fluency in English (other languages a plus) • Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and will be able to work independently

The Research Scholar will report directly to Krishna Udayakumar, MD, MBA, Director of the Duke GHIC, will be a staff member of the Duke Global Health Institute, and a core team member of the Duke GHIC. There are numerous opportunities for professional development within the Duke academic environment and the Director will work with the Research Scholar to develop an individualized plan to optimize access to professional development resources.

Interested applicants should submit via submit a cover letter, CV, and names of at least two references to Anna Koltchagova, anna.koltchagova@duke.edu. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and applicants may be asked to submit reference letters.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment

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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Durham, NC 27701

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