Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-SSPP [#14016, AIR]
Position Title: Associate In Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2019/08/12help popup (posted 2019/07/08, listed until 2019/08/12)
Position Description:    

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Duke University 
Sanford School of Public Policy
Associate In Research

Occupational Summary 
This full-time position in the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, a top-10 public policy school will support a large-scale qualitative study of social service delivery in North Carolina. As a research associate, you will be responsible for managing data collection local WIC offices and local departments of social services. In addition, you will be responsible for managing logistics including interview scheduling, preparing materials, and collecting data. The position is full time, but a part-time option (30 hours per week) may be available if desired. The specific aims of the broader study are to understand the barriers of accessing public assistance programs in 6 counties across North Carolina. The research associate will act as a key collaborator with the principal investigator to support the research teams in developing, refining and conducting project activities.
Responsibilities include the following: 
  • Train qualitative interviewers 
  • Recruit interview subjects 
  • Conduct qualitative interviews and participant observations at study sites 
  • Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations 
  • Prepare materials for Duke Human Subject Committee Reviews 
  • Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary 
  • Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project 
  • Manage and respond to project related email 
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students working on the research project (maintaining records on assignment completion, acting as liaison/mediator between the undergraduate students and the faculty researcher
  • Attend project meetings
  • Analyze Qualitative Data 
  • Summarize project results 
  • Prepare progress reports for the PI and funding agency
  • Prepare other articles, reports, and presentations 
  • Monitor the project budget 
Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by individual researchers. Concerns about any additional responsibilities should be discussed first with the supervisor. 

Work requires research, communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a Master’s degree program. 3 or more years of experience with applied research or project management is preferred. 

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Further Info:
Duke University
201 Science Drive
Box 90239
Durham, NC 27708

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