RESEARCH ANALYST

Job description

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.

Research Analyst, Evaluation and Strategic Planning (ESP)

Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Organizational Summary:

The Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is a Duke University cross institutional infrastructure resource that facilitates and fosters clinical and translational research through integration of programmatic research areas and resources across campus. Through an aligned set of Cores and teams, CTSI works to: accelerate discovery through research; innovate solutions to translational research challenges; connect academic stakeholders and community partners locally, regionally, and nationally; educate researchers and support career development for junior investigators and research staff; and fund promising projects and ideas at critical stages in the research process. Among areas of focus, Duke CTSI is increasingly prioritizing a focus on the ways that its work can address inequalities and advancement movement toward equity. CTSI is housed in the Duke School of Medicine (SOM) and has dual reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Chancellor for Health Affairs. It is the institutional home for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


This position is part of CTSI’s Evaluation and Strategic Planning (ESP). CTSI-ESP provides evidence to identify CTSI impact and inform strategic direction. This role will be a critical component of this unit’s functions. While this position will be based in and focused on CTSI, it may additionally engage with aligned entities at Duke (e.g., Duke Social Science Research Institute, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke Office of Scientific Integrity, the Duke FORGE health data science center) and additional Duke CTSI partners (e.g., North Carolina Central University).

Occupational Summary:

The Research Analyst for Evaluation and Strategic Planning (ESP) will be an essential member of the ESP team and will work with CTSA to plan, develop and implement the unit's core mission and strategies. This includes specific areas:

Data Collection, Tracking and Reporting for Impact Assessment and Learning (50%)

  • Continually expand and refine data sources that can be leveraged to measure Duke CTSI’s progress and impact on research at Duke
  • Play a central role in the development and refinement of a database solution for metrics used to evaluate performance effectiveness and track progress across cores and CTSA as a whole, including coordination across CTSA cores and campus data sources with distinct data systems; deploy complex evaluation and tracking system solutions and tools to represent Duke CTSI progress, assessing and integrating data that will enhance the utility of these tools
  • Contribute to and/or develop case studies examining evidence of, and process toward, impact
  • Work with cores / program leaders to develop and/or advise core-specific evaluation processes; may include primary data collection instrument development, data management, data analysis, and reporting of results; includes opportunity for involvement in both quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods empirical processes.
  • Potentially engage in logic model and theory of change development for CTSI overall and for and individual cores
  • Provide guidance and advice to Duke CTSI program leaders on operational activities of the programs.
  • Produce regular and periodic reports for internal stakeholders and for NIH to meet aims and communicate accurate reporting of evaluation findings; strategize on and develop data collection solutions to increase both efficiency and utility of NIH reporting.
  • Using goals and data sources (e.g., performance metrics), regularly and proactively report issues, challenges, and potential solutions to leadership; explore solutions to delays in meeting established goals or timelines with program staff and Duke CTSI leadership.

National Representation and Broader Dissemination (25%)

  • Work with ESP leadership and with Core directors to communicate and demonstrate the impact of CTSI services and programs on translational science and public health; may include involvement in abstract development, conference presentation and/or publication.
  • As needed, review journals, abstracts and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous evaluation research studies and emerging methods to aid in planning.
  • Involvement in the CTSI CTSA Common Metrics Initiative; may represent the CTSA at national meetings and within the national CTSA consortium.
  • Coordinate the submission of the metrics for the Annual Progress Report (APR) for the NIH.

ESP Strategy and Operations (25%)

  • Collaborate with CTSI and ESP colleagues to inform priorities and direction for ESP to best achieve CTSI’s mission.
  • Establish and cultivate working relationships with aligned entities

Other responsibilities will depend on needs and the individual’s specific skills and interests. For instance, this may include leading and/or supporting coordination with academic programs/faculty to integrate students and student learning into ESP efforts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Experience and/or training in data management, evaluation, and/or research.
  • Experience in developing and/or managing systems for ongoing performance metric tracking and associated reporting for learning and improvement; experience and/or interest in learning use of tool and platforms such as Smartsheet, REDCap, and/or Qualtrics.
  • Skill and experience in primary data collection, ideally including quantitative survey-based and/or qualitative interview-based data collection. Analysis ability for quant. and qual. methods, and use of associated software (e.g., NVivo) would be valued.
  • Experience synthesizing data and reporting results to a variety of audiences, including applied / practitioner audiences.
  • Experience, familiarity, and/or interest in learning about use of logic models to inform evaluation and data needs.
  • Experience working successfully as part of a team.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Commitment to advancing equity, both in work processes and through work products.

Min Degree Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree that includes training in research, evaluation, and/or empirical methods.

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.

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 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 essentialjob 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: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 7/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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