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Req ID:  9641
Date:  Nov 14, 2019

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  UNIVERSITY

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.


Occupational Summary

Family Connects is a community-wide postpartum support program for parents of newborns, regardless of income or socioeconomic status. Its mission is to increase child well-being by bridging the gap between parent needs and community resources. Professor Kenneth Dodge is the founder and principal investigator of the Family Connects program. The general aims of his program of research and policy engagement are to generate scientific findings and to use research and policy analysis to discover ways to lower the child abuse rate and improve population well- being among young children in communities. The Research Analyst II will analyze data and develop reports on Family Connects program implementation in multiple communities with diverse populations. He/she will also support study investigators in conducting ongoing research projects, and support Family Connects implementation reporting in an integrated data system built on the Salesforce platform.

The Research Analyst II will report directly to the Director for Research and Innovation.


Work Performed

A detailed description of functional areas and tasks follows:

Lead, coordinate, and perform a variety of complex independent and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and interpretation of program implementation information.

Coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques; write research protocols and procedures manuals for data collection and coding.

Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare written reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

Establish work procedures; select sources of information and specific data; set up interviews with appropriate authorities or subjects and prepare correspondence to locate the specific data required.

Confer with study investigators in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of reports for publication.

Contribute to the ongoing collection of administrative records and the writing of project technical reports as needed.

Provide technical support and staff training for the Salesforce database, to include tools to assist in its management.

Enhance data reporting processes to support both the FCI national office and local implementation sites.

Complete initial set of implementation report builds for FC implementation sites and FCI national office in Salesforce system. Create system for making FCI-generated reports more accessible to FCI leadership.

Draft and agree upon language for research data use agreement to share with implementation sites.

Prepare all necessary Duke Institutional Review Board (IRB) materials. Interact directly with the IRB regarding amendments, updated protocol, etc.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Departmental Preferences:

  • Five years of experience in research/data analysis or related position. A related master's degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g. a two year master's degree in lieu two years of experience.
  • Strong project management, strategic planning, communication, networking, and advocacy skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in psychology, public health, public policy, health policy, or a related field. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge in SAS, SPSS, R, software, Salesforce preferred
  • Experience conducting regression and descriptive analyses
  • Strong interest in learning about best practices in early childhood development


Minimum Qualifications




Work requires a Bachelor's degree in a field related to the specific position. A Master's degree is strongly preferred.




Work requires five years of experience in research/data analysis or related position. A related master's degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g. a two year master's degree in lieu two years of experience.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.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh