Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-AIR [#15558, CCFP-AIR]
Position Title: Associate In Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2020/06/12help popup (posted 2019/11/20, listed until 2020/06/12)
Position Description:    

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Sanford School of Public Policy

Pre-doctorate/Masters/Analyst position: Poverty and Economic Self-Sufficiency among Low Income Hispanic Families and Children

 Full- or half-time position 

Position Summary: Dr. Lisa Gennetian, Visiting Associate Professor at Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy seeks one or more full- or half-time analysts, 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 together with three university partners (including Duke University), 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 research study for this position is examining 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 publicly available and primary data on social policy and practice with a particular focus over the next year on Hispanic family experiences with cash and food assistance 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. General tasks related to analyses of data, literature review and write-up, gathering of background information 
  • BA, BS, Masters or comparable degree in social sciences, preferably in economics, sociology, 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 December 20, 2019. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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:
201 Science Drive
Box 90239
Durham, NC 27708

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