Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-RS [#13312]
Position Title: Research Scientist
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy / Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2019/03/20* (posted 2019/02/19, listed until 2019/03/20)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Professor Kenneth Dodge at the Sanford School of Public Policy seeks a postdoctoral research scientist to join him in conducting studies of the early development and prevention of violent behavior. These studies are funded by federal research grants. This position is ideal for a recent Ph.D. launching a research career in the social sciences. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

Job Description This position is an initial two-year appointment that can be renewed, beginning date flexible. The research scientist will work closely with colleagues from the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy (CCFP). The Center, established in 1999 under the leadership of Dodge, pursues science-based solutions to important problems affecting today’s children and families. The research scientist contributes to the CCFP team by: 1. leading research projects relevant to child and adolescent development; 2. developing a research and professional career under the mentorship of Dr. Dodge, including participation in new research grant applications as required; and 3. being an active contributor to the CCFP through appropriate service (committees, leadership, etc.). 

Research (75%) 
  • Coordinate research design, data gathering, and analysis for research projects relevant to child and adolescent development under the supervision of Professor Kenneth Dodge. 
  • Write relevant manuscripts for publication. 

Program Management/Development  (25%)
  •  Participate in the implementation of research grants as needed. 
  • Participate in the development of new grants.
  •  Serve as “point of contact” for relevant research aides, program coordinators, and research analysts as required. 

Position Qualifications Required Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology, public policy, economics, sociology) Advanced data analysis skills Superior oral and written communication skills Candidates for this position should be comfortable working in a team environment, able to work under pressure, and able to juggle multiple projects smoothly. Preferred Knowledge of the Duke community Strong interest in learning about best practices in early childhood development.

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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Further Info:
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University
Box 90239
DURHAM, NC 27708

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