Duke University, Department of Political Science

Position ID:Duke-Department of Political Science-RESEARCHASSOCIATE [#14532]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Political Science
Appl Deadline:2019/11/10help popup finished (2019/09/10, finished 2020/05/17, listed until 2019/11/10)
Position Description:    

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

The DevLab@Duke is seeking to hire a Research Associate to support several innovative projects focused on the application of machine learning to the forecasting of democratic breakdowns, the closure of civic space, and the foreign policy behavior of authoritarian regimes. DevLab@Duke’s machine learning portfolio currently includes two large projects, and we are considering others. The Research Associate position will include technical, management and administrative tasks. Technical tasks could include anything from responding to donor requests for specific analyses to contributing to scraping data and natural language processing of it. The Research Associate will also provide administrative and management across the ML portion of DevLab’s research portfolio, which will include organizing group meetings, report writing, and organizing report delivery to clients and donors.

Successful candidates will collaborate with Professors Scott de Marchi and Erik Wibbels, as well other members of the DevLab, in an interdisciplinary environment. They will be expected to work with lab associates to provide timely input to development practitioners affiliated with the DevLab —including donors, implementers and evaluators—at all stages of project conceptualization, design, implementation, evaluation and reporting.

Responsibilities will include: Contributions to the technical portions of the project. Conducting desk research, drafting and editing documents and reports. Providing administrative and logistical support to project teams, including project work planning and reporting as needed. Developing and updating a DevLab Machine Learning website page and drafting quarterly blogs. Facilitating communication/collaboration between DevLab clients, Principal Investigators, Postdocs, grad students and research analysts. Organizing and scheduling meetings and project check-ins associated with various DevLab projects. Monitoring program budgets and reconciling expenditures. Proposal development and concept notes for contract and grant applications, as needed.

Qualifications: Prospective candidates are expected to have done graduate work and completed an MA in one or more of these areas: oInternational Development oEconomics oPolitical Science oStatistics oComputer Science oPublic Policy •Coursework and/or demonstrated research/professional experience with data analytics is required •Additional experience with visualization would be desirable, as would a background in both python and R. •Strong attention to detail. •Ability to follow through on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. •Excellent verbal communication and writing skills. •Project management or coordination experience is preferred.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to work as part of a creative and committed team. The initial appointment is for one year, with options of renewal for another one or two years. The position comes with competitive salary and benefits. We also offer a strong array of benefits to our employees, including professional development, competitive health insurance plans, robust Paid Time Off, opportunities to gain technical experience, and more.

To learn more about DevLab@Duke, please visit our website: https://www.devlabduke.com/

There is no deadline for applying to the opening, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting immediately, and we are eager for the right applicant to join us. Applications (including a statement of interests, a curriculum vitae, and three references) should be submitted electronically using the following site: http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14532. For questions/information, please email heather.huntington@duke.edu. Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina and 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 identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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:
Political Science
Box 90204
Durham, NC

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