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SSRI-Adv Hindsight

The Center for Advanced Hindsight (CAH) is Dr. Dan Ariely's behavioral economics lab at Duke U University. Currently the center is managing $6 million in grants with 75+ researchers, post-doctoral students, interns, undergraduate students, volunteers, and staff at the Duke campus location and at the San Fr Francisco, CA office. At CAH, researchers study the decision-making process in the hopes of helping people lead better, more sensible daily lives. The center is the incubator for 9 start-up companies, partners with 30 organizations through the Common Cent Common Cents Lab and is supported by 16 sponsors. Occupational Summary Research Analysts I are the most junior research staff in the Center. They come with littleto no research experience and provide support to a number of projects in a number of ways as they develop research skills. They assist inall aspects of the research process and begin to develop their skills under the direct supervision and mentorship of more experienced research staff.

Work Performed

Lead research studies with support - 15%
• Conduct literature reviews to identify gaps, generate new hypotheses, and inform existing streams of research
• Contribute to hypothesis generation for field and lab studies and contribute to study designs
• Ensure all studies are fielded with fidelity
• Sometimes responsible for conducting data analysis, drawing conclusions from study results, and determining next steps, with supervision from Research Scholars or Project Managers
• Occasionally re responsible for drafting manuscripts for academic publication and popular press
• Write IRB applications

Provide support to research studies and develop research skills - 60%
• Program studies in Qu Qualtrics and/or write survey documents and compile study materials
• Create study materials (ex: mailers, prompts, emails, SMS copy, etc.)
• Create research protocols for lab and field experiments
• Train research experimenters or coordinators responsible for recruiting participants and running lab studies
• Serve as study recruiter or experimenter
• Responsible for editing all academic and popular press articles
• Keep track of participant compensation
• Supervise undergraduate volunteers
• Clean and organize data

Manage relationships with partners and sponsors - 10%
• Work with sponsor/partner to determine how to implement agreed-upon studies
• Identify opportunities for new research with sponsors/partners
• Ensure partner/sponsor expectations are met
• Train partners/sponsors on behavioral science content and methods

Provide project management - - 15%
• Ensure components of projects are scheduled appropriately and delivered on-time
• Take notes during all meeting

Technical Skills (required)
Basic research knowledge and familiarity with behavioral science principles
Ability to speak and write coherently

• Curiosity and a passion forinquiry
• Self-motivated
• Strong attention to detail
• Working knowledge of psychology and behavioral economics
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Productive, timely, and responsible, with organizational and prioritization skills
• Excellent communication (oral and written)
• Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
• Experience working in a research environment, including planning and preparation of research materials, data collection, and data analysis
• Ability to work well in a team environment and build relationships with individuals at all levels
• Ability to work in changing environments and shift priorities when needed
• Ability to adjust rapidly to evolving needs of multiple researchers and projects
• Strong time management skills, work ethic
• Ability to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as manage multiple collaborations and research projects at once
• Ability to recognize their own limitations and ask for help when needed
• Ability to meet strict deadlines and work in a timely manner, keeping researchers up to date with progress on projects Other (preferred):
• Loves to work occasional nights and weekends
• Student leadership experience
• Experience with project management

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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 ideas—an 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

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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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.





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Posted: 12/5/2018
Application Due: 12/21/2018
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