Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-P&N-AIR_PUFFERLAB [#24187]
Position Title: Associate in Research (part-time)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0999, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychology / Clinical
Appl Deadline:2023/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/01/18, finished 2023/02/17)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Associate in Research Position 
The lab directed by Dr. Eve Puffer is looking to hire a short-term, part-time Associate in Research. The lab is part of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, as well as the Duke Global Health Institute. This position will have a start date in early 2023 and requires a 6-month commitment with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and performance. This position is non-exempt, part-time (20 hours per week) and not eligible for benefits. 

Dr. Puffer’s research focuses on global mental health with the goal of reducing mental health care disparities in low-resource settings both in the United States and in low- and middle-income countries. You can read in more detail about Dr. Puffer’s here: https://sites.globalhealth.duke.edu/evepuffer/. The AiR in this position would focus primarily on the current studies based in North Carolina to provide and evaluate community-based family strengthening interventions. 

Position Details: 
This position is ideal for recent graduates interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology or a related field. The anticipated start date is early 2023. 

Job Description: The Associate in Research will work closely with Dr. Puffer (PI) and be involved in all aspects of the research process. 

Research-related tasks include: 
• Preparing IRBs 
• Coordinating activities for intervention implementation, including managing student teams 
• Developing new intervention materials 
• Developing data collection, management/storage, and analysis plans 
• Coordinating data collection 
• Collecting and managing data 
• Liaising closely with community partners who will co-lead the research and ongoing adaptation of the intervention 
• Managing the project budget 
• Analyzing data from past implementations of related family interventions 
• Contributing to manuscripts for publication and conference presentations 
• Writing reports for dissemination of results to non-academic audiences 
• Assisting with grant applications 
• Completing administrative tasks, including scheduling meetings/events and coordinating purchases and reimbursements 
• Updating the lab website 
• Potential to lead specific analyses, manuscripts, and presentations that match areas of interest 


Required Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field 
• Excellent interpersonal skills 
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 
• Communicates promptly and efficiently 
• Self-motivated 
• Excellent ability to collaborate with others 

Desired Qualifications: 
• Experience in community-engaged research 
• Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis 
• Experience with quantitative data analysis 
• Strong interest in topics central to the research focus (e.g., child mental health, family interventions, community-engaged research, implementation science) 

1) Your contact information. 
2) Cover letter (including a description of why you want this position and why your previous research experience makes you qualified). 
3) Your CV 
4) Your Unofficial Transcript 
5) Names and contact information of two references 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting January 19, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.

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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Further Info:
417 Chapel Drive
Box 90086
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0086