Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-POV [#17824, 1420]
Position Title: Associate In Researh
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy / Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2021/02/05 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/18, listed until 2021/02/05)
Position Description:    

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Duke University 
Sanford School of Public Policy
Full-time Analyst or Associate In Research
 Poverty and Economic Self-Sufficiency among Low Income Hispanic Families and Children 

Position Summary: Dr. Lisa Gennetian, Associate Professor at Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy seeks a full-time technical analyst, who will support a variety of projects related to the well-being of Latino/a/x/Hispanic families and children and social policy. 

Hispanics represent the largest and one of the fastest-growing minority population subgroups in the U.S. Hispanics also have one of the highest poverty rates. Dr. Gennetian is leading a primary research study collecting data from administrators and practitioners, as well as components of social policy, to better understand the experience and impact on Hispanic children and youth. Dr. Gennetian is looking for someone who can support a myriad of technical research-related tasks collecting publicly available and primary data on social policy and practice with a particular focus on cash, food assistance and tax credit programs at the state and local level. The work includes unique primary data collection but also institutional review board submissions, literature reviews, and preparation of research manuscripts, tables and figures, and policy briefs with opportunities for co-authorship. 

  • Creating and organizing protocols for collecting information about the dimensions of social policy reviewing publicly available documents, data bases and state manuals. 
  • Creating and organizing protocols and subsequently collecting information on practices and online experiences of clients. 
  • Co-directing a Qualtrics generated survey of administrators and practitioners and selected phone interviews. 
  • Data processing and coding 
  • Analyses of large secondary data sets such as the Survey of Income and Program Participation, National Health Interview Study, and the U.S. Census Household Pulse study 
  • General tasks related to analyses of data, literature review and write-up, gathering of background information

  •  BA, BS with at least two years of experience or Masters or comparable degree in economics or public policy. Pre-doctorates are eligible.  
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills; high level of attention to detail. Spanish proficiency is a plus. 
  • Experience with collecting primary data and/or experience analyzing large publicly available secondary data sets. 
  • Statistical programming with SAS, R, and/or STATA • Basic knowledge and comfort with tabling statistics, and APA format used in applied social science research Salary is commensurate with experience. 

To apply, please send the following to Dr. Lisa Gennetian at lisa.gennetian@duke.edu: 
  • An email that includes a description of your background, and why you are interested in this position, and contact information for at least two references. 
  • Your résumé or CV The review of applicants will begin immediately. 
  • For full consideration, please send a cover letter and resume by January 22, 2021. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Duke University 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.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University
Box 90239
Durham, NC 27708-0239

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