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Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  207929
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  UNIVERSITY
Date:  Sep 21, 2022

Duke University:


Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.


The Polarization Lab at Duke University invites applicants seeking a position in Project Management (Computer).  We seek a talented individual with a passion about using technology to create social change to assist in the design, execution, and analysis of research produced by the Duke Polarization Lab. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of web-site design, technology project management, basic knowledge of statistics and/or computer science, and coursework in the social sciences at the undergraduate level. The project manager will oversee the general administration of the lab (e.g. arranging lab meetings, assisting with public outreach to media, managing our lab’s social media presence, and assisting with fundraising and grant-reporting).


Job duties

Evaluate vendor proposals and invoices for payments. Assist in negotiation of contractual terms and prices, complete purchase orders and vendor request forms.  


Assist Director in developing and maintaining standards for acquisition and use of computers in the department. Assist Directors in development of long range plans for automating or improving computer Services.  


Analyze departmental needs to determine potential enhancements or improvements to office procedures and activities through computer applications; design, develop and implement computerized systems for use by departments; maintain and update systems as needs and technology warrant. 


Supervise work: this person will supervise contractors with a software engineering background remotely. This person will also be involved in identifying suitable pay rates for the contractors and working in tandem with the project manager to pay them. 


Provide routine support for computer systems including training of computer users and problem resolution.  


Serve as a resource to Director of Polalization Lab and University officials on computer application matters including analysis, planning and strategy formulation. 


Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. 


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. 

The intent of this job description is to prov ide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibiliti es that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and respo nsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to per form job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this d escription.


Minimum Qualifications




Work requires a Bachelor degree in mathematics, computer science or a computer related field, or equivalent coursework or technical training.




Work requires three years of related programming or analytical experience with knowledge of several computer languages or programs and/or knowledge of the specialty area for which the position is providing support.  OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE


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.


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