Research Technician II for Psychology and Neuroscience Duke University for School of Medicine United States

Req ID: 5015
Date: Aug 14, 2019
Location: 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.

The Center for the Study of Adolescent Risk and Resilience (C-StARR), an NIH-funded Center of Excellence at Duke University, is seeking a research technician to work in a team setting on research focused on the causes and consequences of substance use and other problem behaviors from early adolescence to emerging adulthood.

This position will support C-StARR core personnel, who provide support for multiple projects led by C-StARR faculty affiliates. Responsibilities include data management, monitoring electronic data collection, participant recruitment, basic data analysis, and supporting work on manuscripts and conference presentations. The position also supports the Center director’s research team in the role of lab manager.

Desired skills/experience include:

Experience in conducting research with adolescents and emerging adults
Willingness to acquire new skills involved in data acquisition, management, and analysis
Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Highly attentive to detail
Familiarity with all Microsoft Office programs
Familiarity with SAS, R, and/or Mplus statistical software is a plus

The position requires a Bachelor’s and research experience in psychology or a related field as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate.

Minimum Qualifications

Education
Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.

Experience

None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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: RaleighReq ID: 5015
Date: Aug 14, 2019
Location: 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.

The Center for the Study of Adolescent Risk and Resilience (C-StARR), an NIH-funded Center of Excellence at Duke University, is seeking a research technician to work in a team setting on research focused on the causes and consequences of substance use and other problem behaviors from early adolescence to emerging adulthood.

This position will support C-StARR core personnel, who provide support for multiple projects led by C-StARR faculty affiliates. Responsibilities include data management, monitoring electronic data collection, participant recruitment, basic data analysis, and supporting work on manuscripts and conference presentations. The position also supports the Center director’s research team in the role of lab manager.

Desired skills/experience include:

Experience in conducting research with adolescents and emerging adults
Willingness to acquire new skills involved in data acquisition, management, and analysis
Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Highly attentive to detail
Familiarity with all Microsoft Office programs
Familiarity with SAS, R, and/or Mplus statistical software is a plus

The position requires a Bachelor’s and research experience in psychology or a related field as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate.

Minimum Qualifications

Education
Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.

Experience

None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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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