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Requisition Number: 231996
Regular or Temporary: Regular
Durham, NC, US, 27710
Personnel Area: MEDICAL CENTER
Date: May 5, 2023
School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.Occ Summary
The Division of Global Neurosurgery and Neurology (DGNN) within the Department of Neurosurgery is looking for a qualified Research Scholar to support and lead projects within DGNN.
DGNN's mission is to promote health in low- and middle-income countries through a multi-faceted, evidence-based, and collaborative approach to improve patient access to care and health outcomes, strengthen health systems, and inform policy. To achieve its mission, DGNN has a robust research portfolio that spans thematic areas (e.g., traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, rehabilitation, and computational modeling) and conducts projects that collect qualitative and quantitative data.
DGNN is looking for a research scholar to join our team to help provide research support to our ongoing research portfolio and help lead individual projects.
Perform various complex technical duties involved in conducting research tests, experiments, and determinations to obtain data for research purposes; compile, analyze, document, and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with the principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular project as required. Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts, and other literature for information applicable to research experiments.
Operate various electronic devices in data collection, tabulation, and calculation.
Assist in the development of new research procedures and techniques.
Maintain a sufficient inventory of materials, supplies, and equipment for performing duties. Review work of lower-level laboratory personnel and assist in training new personnel.
Lead project development, data collection, analysis, and dissemination.
Help lead a project team to complete tasks and meet project timelines.
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. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
This position requires advanced knowledge of research design, statistical analysis, and project coordination, generally acquired through the completion of a master's degree. Additionally, training in team management and leadership is strongly preferred.
This position requires advanced knowledge of research design, statistical analysis, and project coordination, generally acquired through at least two years of relevant research experience in an institution of higher education. DGNN seeks someone with a passion for global health and prior experience in global health-related research.
The following experience is strongly preferred:
DGNN seeks someone with skills or exposure to the software, data collection, and data management areas detailed below.
Statistical software: Stata, Nvivo, MATLAB, R, Python
Data Collection: Qualtrics, Open Data Kit, Excel
Data and Code Management: Box, GitHub, Data Repositories
The following skills are strongly preferred:
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.Minimum Qualifications Education
See job description for education requirements.Experience
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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.
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