Research Scientist

Updated: about 6 hours ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 23 Mar 2023
Position ID:Duke -SSPP-NRR -RS [#24546, 1826]
Position Title: 
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map ]
Subject Area: Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2023/03/23 11:59PM (posted 2023/03/15, listed until 2023/09/15)
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Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy
Research Scientist 

Professor Kenneth Dodge at the Sanford School of Public Policy seeks a 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 current graduate student or post-bachelor degree scholar launching a research career in the social sciences. 
Job Description 
This position is an initial one-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. 
Program Management/Development 
• Participate in the implementation of research grants as needed. 
• Participate in the development of new grants.
• Serve as “point of contact” for relevant research aides, program coordinators, and research analysts as required.
Position Qualifications 
PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology, public policy, economics, sociology). 
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.
Knowledge of the Duke community 
Strong interest in learning about best practices in early childhood education 
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