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Requisition Number::  50361
Date:  Feb 19, 2021

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER

School of Medicine:


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.


Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


The Division of Emergency in the Department of Emergency Medic ine and the Global Emergency Medicine Innovation and Implementation Rese arch Lab (GEMINI) are currently recruiting a position for a Postdoctoral Associate to join our team. The candidate will work under the supervisi on of Dr. Catherine Staton and Dr. Joao Vissoci within the GEMINI Lab an d the Division of Emergency Medicine. The position will be focused prima rily on analyzing data from a global adaptive clinical trial evaluatingthe impact of a culturally adapted brief intervention on reducing alcoho l related harms. This researcher will create an online data management s ystem,conduct weekly quality assurance checks, conduct interim analysis with preparing data visualizations. This researcher will be responsible for creating the statistical analysis plans, conducting preliminary and interim analyses, and conducting the mediation and moderation analyses. During the trial, this researcher will assist inthe development of manu scripts, conduct the qualitative data coding and analysis. Similarly, th ere may be some travel opportunities to Tanzania for the initial kick of f research meeting and plenty of opportunities for career advancement. 


  • Lear n background/research methods of studies for which analysis is conducted with limited direction and supervision.
  • Statistical analys is and database management.
  • Collaborate on multiple researc h projects at a time.
  • Preparing and explaining data reports to primary investigators.
  • Preparation of independent resea rch manuscripts for publication.
  • Assist with data queries a nd statistical analysis sections (including power analysis) for research grant proposals.
  • Work effectively with other members of th e research team.

R equirements:
Earned a doctorate (PhD, MD/MPH, etc) in health systems, social sciences, epidemiology or other health related f ield.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Abil ity to work both independently and collaboratively within an interdiscip linary multinational research team.
  • Collaborate and develop partnerships with local Duke EM partners.
  • Strong quantitat ive skills in the areas of biostatistics, bioinformatics, and/or epidemi ology.
  • Strong programming skills (R or Python preferred).
  • Knowledge or interest in addiction or mental health research , and acute care research
  • Ability and interest in learning new and innovative methods
  • Flexibility in working across a wide array of projects and subject matter
  • Interest in also assisting with recruitment and data collection of ongoing trials and pro ject management

Minimum Qualifications


See job description for education requirements.


See job description for requirements.


Duke 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.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh