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Entered 11/13/2017
Company Duke University - Durham, NC
Position Research Analyst
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RESEARCH ANALYST- Social Science Research Institute

Social Science Research Institute

Job Description

This is a term-limited, one year appointment. {The expectation is that funding will continue after year one.}


The mission of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) is to catalyze pioneering social science research and methods across the social and behavioral sciences. We serve scholars at all levels from across the Duke University campus and Duke Medicine.

Although many of our principal constituents find their disciplinary homes in the departments of Economics, Political Science, Psychology and Neuroscience, Public Policy, and Sociology, we have also welcomed faculty from other departments and schools within our facilities and programs and as collaborators.

The Protected Research Data Network (PRDN) is SSRIís computational and storage enclave for Sensitive research data.

Occupational Summary: This position plays a key role in managing confidential data sets for the social science researchers of Duke.

Description of Work: Researcher Assistance (50%):

Assist researchers in obtaining and renewing access to research datasets.

Assist researchers with IRB submissions, amendments, and renewals.

Assist researchers in complying with data provider requirements.

Explain and demonstrate effective DUA applications, DMP and IRB documentation.

Write and modify DUAs and Data Management Plans (as required by external data providers).

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current DUA requirements Operational (25%):

Maintain the SSRI inventory of existing project information and other restricted dataset usage. In conjunction with SSRIís Associate Director of Research Data Security and the Senior Restricted Data Specialist, provide input to improve the system.

Document and teach proper safety etiquette when dealing with protected data. Direct users to existing resources on the web for training, and strongly encourage new researchers to undertake training.

Administrative and Compliance (25%)

Assist researchers with IRB and DUA compliance. In conjunction with SSRIís Associate Director of Research Data Security and the Senior Restricted Data Specialist, determine and institute follow up mechanisms to ensure researchers are aware of and abiding by DUA terms; and instruct new researchers on adherence to the DUA terms.

Maintain familiarity with relevant federal, state, and University regulations and policies applicable to social science research and human subjects protection, and advise researchers as to their applicability to proposed or approved research protocols.

Ideal candidate will possess:

Bachelorís degree in a social science, Information/library science, or business

Experience with writing and executing DUA and IRB documents in an academic setting

Professional editing and writing experience

Experience working with confidential datasets

Knowledge of data security issues

Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated abilities in collaboration and consensus building

Initiative, resourcefulness and the ability to self-direct, problem-solve, and follow processes to completion

Detail- and documentation-oriented

Education/Training Work requires a bachelor's degree in a field related to the specific position.

Experience: Work requires two 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

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Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, 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 robustexchange of ideasóan exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work requires a bachelor's degree in a field related to the specificposition.


Work requires four years of experience in research/data analysis orrelated position. A related master's degree may offset required yearsof experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g. a two year master's degree in lieutwo years of experience.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE