Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-AIR2 [#13790]
Position Title: Associate In Research - Poverty & Economics
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2019/05/29help popup finished (2019/05/21, finished 2019/12/01, listed until 2019/05/29)
Position Description:    

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

Duke University
Associate In Research for Poverty and Economic Self-Sufficiency among Low Income Hispanic Families and Children 
Full-time position 

Position Summary: 
Dr. Lisa Gennetian, of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy seeks a full-time analyst, who will support projects conducted in the Poverty and Economic Self Sufficiency area of the National Research Center on Hispanic Families and Children. 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. To help programs and policies better serve low-income Hispanic children and families, Child Trends and Abt Associates, together with university partners, launched the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families. Dr. Gennetian leads the Poverty and Economic Self-Sufficiency area with the goal of advancing the understanding of poverty and economic circumstances and experiences among Hispanic families, and the implications of these conditions for children’s developmental outcomes and the programs and policies aimed to support the positive development of Hispanic children. The primary project for this position is related to Hispanic family experiences with social policies and benefits, the policy factors that might influence utilization and characterizing Hispanic families’ client interface and experiences on the ground. 

Dr. Gennetian is looking for someone who can support a myriad of research-related tasks collecting data on social policy and practice, including institutional review board submissions, literature reviews, and preparation of research manuscripts, tables and figures. 

  • 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.
  • General research assistance tasks related to literature review and write-up, gathering of background information Qualifications: 
  • BA, BS, Masters or comparable degree in social sciences, preferably in economics, sociology, or public policy 
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills; high level of attention to detail 
  • Basic knowledge and comfort with tabling statistics, and APA format used in applied social science research 

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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