Duke University, Samuel DuBois Cook Center On Social Equity

Position ID:Duke University-Samuel DuBois Cook Center On Social Equity-AIR2 [#22934, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research2-Project Coordinator
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27705, United States
Subject Area: Health / U.S Health Disparities
Appl Deadline:2022/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/23, listed until 2022/11/01)
Position Description:   Remote  

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

The Duke University Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity (Cook Center) is seeking an associate in research-project coordinator to assist the Principal Investigator in the development and preparation of research and training materials and IRB preparation and submission.  This is a grant-funded position.

The Cook Center is an interdisciplinary scholarly collaborative engaged in the study of the causes and consequences of inequality and in the assessment and redesign of remedies for inequality and its adverse effects. Concerned with the economic, political, social and cultural dimensions of uneven and inequitable access to resources, opportunity and capabilities, Cook Center researchers take a cross-national comparative approach to the study of human difference and disparity. Ranging from the global to the local, Cook Center scholars not only address the overarching social problem of general inequality, but they also explore social problems at the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity and religious affiliation.

Occupational Summary

The position duties are specifically related for the NIH R01 grant titled, “The Southern Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Cohort Study: Longitudinal PrEP Initiation and Adherence among Parolees”. The hired candidate will be responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator and other research staff with multiple aspects of these studies, including: day-to-day project tasks; preparation of applications and modifications to human subjects research proposals; communicating with the research team and community research partners; and subject recruitment, enrollment and data collection. This hired candidate will manage the complex data collection schedule of all researchers on the team to ensure all project goals are met by protocol deadlines.

Work Performed

Project Management and Coordination of Research Staff and Data Collectors
Monitor and evaluate the need for protocol changes, in response to unexpected events and changes in training. Collaborate with the PI on the design and development of data collection protocols. Review the data collection activities performed by student research assistants, students, and volunteers in the lab to ensure activities were performed in accordance with established protocols. Provide appropriate feedback to individuals as necessary to improve data collection quality.


Data Collection
Administer data collection procedures at a high level of accuracy and ensure research team is meeting accuracy requirements in data collection efforts as well. Maintain current and complete knowledge of all data collection protocols used in research conducted in the lab and serve as the resource within the lab when questions arise on research procedures.


Preparation of Project Reports, Presentations and Manuscripts
Create or modify specific databases needed for processing data that results from the administration of assessment batteries and observations. Ensure that databases are efficiently designed for ease of data entry, and that all required data elements are captured effectively.  Assist with project support-related duties as needed (i.e., preparing for trainings, gathering information for reports, preparing materials, website maintenance, communications with project personnel, literature searches, providing support for reports to funding agencies). Collaborate with the PI on the development and finalizations of research materials.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires a Masters degree in Public Health, Social Work, or closely related field


Work requires at least four years of experience working in health-focused environment, with some experience working in a university setting.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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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Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Campus Box 104407
Durham, NC 27708