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Department: SSPP Faculty & Staff
Duke Title & Sanford Title: Research Scientist
Hours: 40 hours/week
Professor Kenneth Dodge at the Sanford School of Public Policy seeks a postdoctoral research scientist to join him in conducting studies of the early development and prevention of violent behavior. These studies are funded by federal research grants. This position is ideal for a recent Ph.D. launching a research career in the social sciences. This position is an initial two-year appointment that can be renewed, beginning date flexible. The research scientist will work closely with colleagues from the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy (CCFP). The Center, established in 1999 under the leadership of Dodge, pursues science-based solutions to important problems affecting today’s children and families. The research scientist contributes to the CCFP team by: 1. leading research projects relevant to child and adolescent development; 2. developing a research and professional career under the mentorship of Dr. Dodge, including participation in new research grant applications as required; and 3. being an active contributor to the CCFP through appropriate service (committees, leadership, etc.).
Position Qualifications Required Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology, public policy, economics, sociology) Advanced data analysis skills Superior oral and written communication skills Candidates for this position should be comfortable working in a team environment, able to work under pressure, and able to juggle multiple projects smoothly. Preferred Knowledge of the Duke community Strong interest in learning about best practices in early childhood development.
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Research Analyst (Duke and Sanford Title)
The Center for Child and Family Policy in collaboration with the Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative has funding to conduct several studies related to child abuse and neglect. These projects involve working closely with Durham Social Services and Duke Pediatric clinics. Each of these projects require support for multiple research tasks including data management, reporting, qualitative, and quantitative analysis. This position will also help support quantitative data preparation of large administrative datasets under the supervision of a Research Analyst II for multiple projects housed in the Center for Child and Family Policy.
Staff Specialist - position details are listed below:
Job Requisition #: 401562980
Department: Center for Child and Family Policy
Duke and Sanford Title: Staff Specialist, Level 8, Job Code 313
Hours: 30 hours/week
Perform administrative duties of a complex and confidential nature in support of major departmental or divisional activities to relieve supervisor of varied clerical and administrative responsibilities and to maintain efficiency in organizational operations. This position will also provide financial and administrative support to several research grants housed at the Mill Building.
Staff Assistant - position details are listed below:
Job Requisition #: 401563514
Department: Heyman Center for Ethics
Duke and Sanford Title: Staff Assistant Level 8, Job Code 148
Hours: 20 hours/week
Provide assistance to the Director and Administrative Assistant of the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions, a center within the Sanford School of Public Policy which supports teaching, research, conferences, and colloquia in the areas of philanthropy and voluntarism, ethics, and public policy in general. This position will work as a team member in maintaining efficiency of office operations in accordance with general instructions and office procedures and policies. The position will provide support for the work of the Director, as well as assist and serve as backup to the Administrative Assistant of the Center.
Research Aide, Senior position details are as follows:
Job Requisition #: 401563503
Department: Center for Child & Family Policy
Duke and Sanford Title: Research Aide, Senior Level 06, Job Code 563
Hours: 40 hours/week
The Prospective Study of Infant Development (PSID) is a research project conducted by the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the purpose of the PSID project is to evaluate the long-term impact of the Durham Connects community-wide nurse home visiting program on a variety of family outcomes, including community service receipt, family functioning, and child health and well-being. Durham Connects provides nurse home visits to all families of newborns in Durham County in order to support parenting skills and overall health and well-being. Approximately 550 families whose infants were born in Durham County were originally enrolled in this research study when infants were approximately 6-months of age and are currently participating in a parent and child in-home interview when children are 9-10 years old. Interviews and examine a variety of child and family outcomes, such as parenting, mental health, and child health and well-being, as well as family utilization of community supports and resources (e.g., Durham Connects, other services). Responsibilities will include coordinating and participating in a variety of duties to assist investigators in the implementation of a research study with families and children.
Interested applicants for any position should apply via the Duke HR website.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.