Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-CCFP1 [#14485, Research Scientist]
Position Title: Research Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2019/09/13 (posted 2019/09/05, listed until 2019/09/13)
Position Description:    

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Duke University 
Sanford School of Public Policy 
Center for Child and Family Policy
Research Scientist 

The Sanford School of Public Policy seeks a full-time research scientist to do statistical analysis using data from the Parenting Across Cultures Project. The work requires working with large data sets related to parenting and child development in 13 cultural groups in nine countries, helping to prepare data and estimate models for a variety of research papers, and interacting with a team of researchers from nine countries. Knowledge of advanced statistics and experience working with MPlus, SAS, and other statistical packages is required. Experience using large data sets and strong analytical skills in psychology or other social science disciplines is necessary. 

Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct advanced statistical modeling (e.g., latent growth curves, multi-group structural equation modeling, latent trajectory analyses, hierarchical linear modeling) using data from the Parenting Across Cultures Project
  • Write manuscripts for publication using data from the Parenting Across Cultures Project
  •  Collaborate with investigators in nine countries to advance project goals related to understanding child development and parenting in diverse cultural contexts 
Qualifications:
  • PhD in psychology or a related social science discipline 
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills; high level of attention to detail 
  • Advanced knowledge and comfort with conducting advanced statistical modeling (e.g., latent growth curves, multi-group structural equation modeling, latent trajectory analyses, hierarchical linear modeling) and reporting results in peer-reviewed journal articles 

Projected Start Date: This position is available immediately. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Work Schedule: Regular 40 hour a week work schedule, with days and hours to be set upon employment


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:
https://sanford.duke.edu/
email
919-613-7893
 
Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90243 Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0243
180 Rubenstein Hall

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