Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment - Durham

2864 14242
Position ID:Duke-NSOE-Durham-ASSINRES_KRAMER [#14242]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Ecology
Public Policy
Social Sciences / Public Policy
Environmental Health (more...)
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/08/13, finished 2019/09/18)
Position Description:    

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Associate in Research: Land Use Change, Biodiversity, and One Health in Madagascar

We are seeking a motivated, experienced associate in research to support a project that investigates the ecological, social, and environmental determinants of land use change and infectious disease transmission in Madagascar. The associate in research will perform a variety of activities related to planning and conducting surveys of individuals and households in villages outside a national park (Marojejy) in Madagascar for 3 months, and assist with data editing and organization in Durham, NC for 3 months.

Work performed: Coordinate and conduct the collection of social, economic and health related survey data Conduct focus groups and individual interviews Establish work procedures and manage field logistics Ensure that study protocols are followed correctly Coordinate with in-country partners Prepare summary documents describing data collection procedures and key findings Organize data cleaning, storage and management Perform data analysis and other related duties Qualifications: Work requires a bachelor's degree in a social science field (sociology, economics, public health, global health or public policy) and preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree in these fields. Applicants are expected to have field experience that includes survey research, and experience in traveling/living abroad in remote locations. Excellent organizational and communication skills are required, along with an ability to coordinate a variety of tasks with limited oversight. Applicants with knowledge of Madagascar – and ability to speak Malagasy or French – will be preferred. The assistant will be part of Randall Kramer's research group.

Start date is negotiable, but preference will be given to applicants who can start by September 1. The position will initially be for six months, with possibility of extension based on performance and project needs. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Monthly salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Travel to the field site and field expenses (including field lodging and food) will be covered. Applicants must be willing to work non-traditional schedules and be able to walk for long distances.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and C.V. The cover letter should identify relevant experience and skills, potential start date, interests in relation to the above description, and how this opportunity fits into the applicant’s longer-term goals. The cover letter should also include the names and contact information of up to three people who can provide letters of reference.

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