Duke University, Samuel DuBois Cook Center On Social Equity

Position ID:Duke University-Samuel DuBois Cook Center On Social Equity-ARRRH [#19216, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27705, United States
Subject Area: Race and Inequality Studies / Race & Inequality Studies
Appl Deadline:2021/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/08/19, listed until 2021/10/31)
Position Description:    


Job Code: 1420
Job Level: 00
Job Family: JF 27

Work Performed

The Associate in Research position for the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University will report to the Director of the Health Equity Working Group. The primary NIH-funded project in the Health Equity Working Group entitled, Religion, Spirituality and CVD Risks: A Focus on African Americans. This project examines social determinants, specifically religion and spirituality, for their relationship with cardiovascular disease in African Americans.


The Associate in Research will also contribute to other racial health equity initiatives including Infant and Maternal Health, Alzheimer’s Disease as needed. Therefore, it is necessary to have proficiency in racial and ethnic health disparities research and experience working in African American community and/or religious settings.


The person in this position will perform project management duties and contribute to the intellectual pursuits of these projects. This includes organizing IRB-related materials, the interpretation and dissemination of findings in peer-reviewed journals and national conferences, as well as managing recruitment efforts and data collection, and relevant grant reports and submissions. The Associate in Research will review policies to align capacity and research action items to establish programs; Initiate and attend planning calls with stakeholders as appropriate; and formalizing best-practices to ensure consistent quality over time.


The candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of faculty, clinicians, postdoctoral associates, community partners and undergraduate research assistants. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills are necessary to be successful in this position. This position involves engaging with community partners and research participants, as well as onboarding new team members. This appointment is for 30 hours/week. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of appointment renewal based upon funding and performance.

Required Qualifications at this Level

Master of Public Health or in the social sciences and experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis related to racial and ethnic health disparities are required. Proficiency with common software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working on or managing NIH funded or other large research projects and experience working in a research center environment. Proficiency with research software (e.g., STATA, NVivo, SPSS)

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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Campus Box 104407
Durham, NC 27708

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