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Req ID:  4901
Date:  Aug 9, 2019

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 Research Analyst at GHIC, will contribute to the planning, organizing, and implementation of elements of the evaluation research undertaken by the Evaluating Saving Lives at Birth (ESL@B) team, which includes staff and researchers across Duke University (including Duke GHIC and DGHI Evidence Lab). The Research Analyst reports to the Senior Research Manager at GHIC and collaborates closely with the full ESL@B team. This is a time-limited position, beginning July 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.

Work Performed

Working with deliverable leads on different workstreams, the Research Analyst will provide research, analysis, and writing support to the following activities:

  • Development of the Interim Synthesis Report, due in October 2019
  • Development of data collection strategies, including helping to design and administer surveys/questionnaires, creating interview structures and conducting in-person and virtual interviews, and carrying out desk-based research
  • Data synthesis and analysis of qualitative data collected
  • Data analysis of the quantitative survey deployed to SL@B grantees
  • Development of reports, thematic briefs, manuscripts, and presentations
  • Development of the cost effectiveness analysis for maternal and child health innovators
  • Perform other related duties


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program. Preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree in relevant field (e.g. global health, public health, public policy, social work, sociology).


Work requires minimum one year of experience in public health research, policy analysis, or field implementation. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in global/ public health, developing research design, writing for multiple audiences, and project management.


  • Exceptional research skills (quantitative and/ or qualitative research)
  • Strong critical writing skills and ability to write for various audiences
  • Experienced in collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and interpreting data
  • Demonstrated ability to summarize research and conduct literature reviews
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Outstanding initiative and ability to work independently and solve problems creatively
  • Adept at working in a collaborative environment to achieve common project goals
  • Excellent ability to set priorities among multiple tasks
  • Experience building and managing relationships in projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in research, global health, health communications, health policy, or similar field
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet searches.


Duke University 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 essential job 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

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