Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-P&N-AIR_DUKECHILDSTUDIES [#24627]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0999, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychology
Appl Deadline:2023/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/03/30, listed until 2023/08/31)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Associate in Research 
Multi-lab Outreach Coordinator / Duke Child Studies 
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
We are seeking to hire an Associate in Research as an outreach coordinator for multiple labs within Duke Child Studies in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. This position would spearhead a multi-lab interdisciplinary recruitment program, by helping expand and improve recruitment for Duke Child Studies and the Research Pool at Duke (RPAD). 

This is an ideal position for a recent graduate with a degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field, who has experience working with individuals of all ages and also enjoys making community partnerships and working with a variety of faculty, staff, and students. 

This is a one-year position beginning Summer 2023. 

Primary duties for this position include: 

1. New IRB Protocols: 
  • Working with faculty in Duke’s Psychology & Neuroscience department to establish IRB protocols that permit recruitment through hospitals affiliated with Duke 
  • Streamline existing IRBs to refer to RPAD protocol 
  • Amend new RPAD protocol to meet various lab needs 

2. In Person & Online Recruitment: 
    • Explore preschool, daycare, community events and organizations to recruit infants, children, and elderly participants for the RPAD database 
    • Particularly hoping to help recruit diverse populations 
    • Explore possibilities for distributing flyers, ads, message-boards, etc. in the Durham and greater area, in hard copy and digitally 
N.B. This duty requires access to reliable transportation in order to assist in off-site recruitment events in the Triangle (Durham/Chapel Hill/Raleigh) area. 

3. Documentation Creation and Liaison with Existing Systems:
    • Serve as a liaison across labs using RPAD to ensure lab staff concerns are relayed to Trinity Arts & Sciences technical support 
    • Serve as a liaison to P&N staff to streamline the birth-record recruitment process 
    • Help create digital documental, FAQs, and Wiki for labs and staff to rely on for the recruitment process 
    • Prepare and update reports on success of various recruitment methods 
    • Coordinate recruitment events across lab teams 

  • Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field 
  • Experience working with human subjects, ideally from diverse populations 
  • Experience navigating university IRBs 
  • Experience with social media platforms 
  • Enthusiasm for community engagement and research recruitment 

This is a full time, grant funded position, eligible for all Duke benefits (https://hr.duke.edu/benefits) with an initial appointment of one year with the possibility of renewal, dependent on funding and performance. 

Interested individuals should apply through Academic Jobs Online and include their CV, a cover letter and contact information for at least 2 references. Only applicants that have applied through Academic Jobs Online will be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. If you are not able to upload your application materials or if letter writers would prefer to upload their letters directly, please complete your application and email those materials to Meghann Koffi at meghann.koffi@duke.edu to be uploaded manually.

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
417 Chapel Drive
Box 90086
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0086