Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-SCIENTIST [#27499]
Position Title: Research Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Public Policy / Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2024/07/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/04/12, listed until 2024/07/01)
Position Description:    

Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy
Research Scientist

The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University invites applications for a Research Scientist to support ongoing and new research projects in health economics. The Sanford School is one of the oldest and largest public policy programs in the country. It is home to highly ranked programs in a wide range of policy areas including environment, health, national security, social policy, and policy analysis. 

The Sanford School invites applications for a Research Scientist to support and collaborate with Prof. Manoj Mohanan on research projects related to health economics and policy in global health settings. For example, these projects in India and Kenya include a study on use of diagnostic information to improve quality of care / physician behavior, and development of a large-scale health insurance research program. The successful candidate will join a team of collaborators across multiple universities and countries. 

The candidate will participate in all aspects of the research process. There will be ample opportunities to plan new projects, prepare proposals, presentations, and manuscripts with the PI and collaborators. The candidate will be responsible for: Planning and execution of field research projects in India and Kenya, in collaboration with project PIs. Execution will include development of protocols, IRB applications, securing project permissions as necessary, drafting MOUs with partner institutions, supervision of field research, and monitoring of data collection and analysis. Assisting Prof. Mohanan on development and publication of scientific manuscripts (with expectation that the candidate will be a co-author on all publications), targeted at journals in economics, public policy, and global health. Mentoring and supervision of research assistants on the research team, including undergraduate, masters, and PhD students. Interacting regularly with collaborators on ongoing projects, as well as with external stakeholders related to these projects. Coordinating with all project staff including data coordinators, research assistants, project coordinators 

In addition, the position will also provide the successful candidate flexible time to pursue their own research interests including opportunities to develop independent research projects and publications. The position will also require international travel to field sites as necessary, up to two trips per year. 


The two-year position has an expected start date of July 1, 2024. To apply, please submit a cover letter, recent CV, a writing sample, and contact details for three references.

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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Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy
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Durham, NC 27703