Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-AIR [#22734]
Position Title: Associate In Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Public Policy / Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2023/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/11, finished 2023/09/02, listed until 2023/03/01)
Position Description:    

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Associate In Research
Full-time analyst and project manager 

Unconditional cash and children’s development: the Baby’s First Years randomized control study full- time one year position with likely renewal for multiple years. 

Position Summary: Dr. Lisa Gennetian, Pritzker Professor of Early Learning Policy Studies at Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy seeks a full-time technical analyst and project coordinator to support the Baby’s First Years study, the first randomized control longitudinal study of unconditional monthly cash transfers to low income mothers of infants in the U.S. Dr. Gennetian is looking for a candidate with data analytic and project management experience working with primary data collection, managing survey sample retention, familiarity with text based data platforms, and data programming and processing skills. The individual will also help support overall study management and project coordination. Training in field survey design, implementation and data processing, and expertise in R, STATA or comparable data programming is a plus. 

Prior experience with random assignment and intervention design and research is also a plus. 

  • Project management of the Baby’s First Years study at Duke, including management of sample retention, maintaining updated contact information, and strategies for passive and active approaches to stay in touch with the sample 
  • Co-coordinate and manage key data related tasks across scholars and principal investigators 
  • Lead text-based rapid-pulse data collection 
  • Process and manage sample retention and text-based data
  • Support analyses of data 
  • Contribute to analytic and written tasks 

  • BA, BS ideally with at least two years of experience or Master's 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 survey data from parents or caregivers of children.
  • Statistical programming with R, and/or STATA 
  • Basic knowledge and comfort with tabling statistics 

The candidate should be available to start work in summer 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

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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Pritzker Professor of Early Learning Policy Studies
Professor of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University