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Research Administration Specialist

Job Description

Duke Digital Health is seeking a Research Administration Specialist to support the Center with duties including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Interpret new directives, policies and regulations and inform appropriate personnel of changes; make decisions on specific operating procedures and issue instructions in the name of the Center.
  • Maintain Center records, reports, procedural manuals, directives and correspondence required for reference and efficient operation of the Center.
  • Prepare presentations and reports (PowerPoint slides, talking points, etc.) for Director and Senior Research Program Leader as well as internal and external stakeholders on a range of issues including the updates/progress of center and research topics.
  • Coordinate meeting logistics for staff appreciation, research meetings, and Executive Leadership meetings.
  • Coordinate Center faculty and staff travel and arrangements and process and reconcile expense reports for all faculty in a timely manner.
  • Maintain the scheduling for conference room availability for various teams and groups.
  • Coordinate manuscripts for publication, including gathering of necessary documents, editing manuscripts for publication length and format, and checking references cited.
  • Provide clerical and logistical assistance to Center staff.
  • Assist Center faculty with course-related administrative duties.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of Center events and activities, including regular panel discussions, networking events and conferences.

Financial & Management

  • Assist in the preparation of complex and diversified departmental or divisional budgets making recommendations and projections based on knowledge of program activities and Center operations; inform Center leadership and project directors of financial status of various projects.
  • Assist Center faculty/PIs with grant submissions, including, but not limited to, budget development and the compilation of biosketches, letters of support, and other support pages from collaborators. Liaise with grant managers to ensure proposals are entered and routed in a timely manner for further review.
  • Procure all merchandise as needed by faculty and staff, process all POs and AP check requests and resolve any issues related to procurement and payment to outside vendors.
  • Manage and track expenditures against budget for office supplies, procurement of equipment and printing and report to Research Program Leader.
  • Manage all vendor activities, including the establishment and renewal of contracts, the collection of bids, and the submission and tracking of invoices and payments.
  • Pay monthly invoices, ensure proper documentation, and reconcile Center corporate card charges.


Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through two years of post-secondary education OR the experience listed below.


Work requires experience with financial and administrative support for academic, instructional or counseling activities to acquire skills necessary to plan, coordinate and implement a variety of program activities and events. Experience in or understanding of research, education or service.
Skills and abilities:

  • Experience with financial support.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding initiative and ability to work independently and solve problems creatively.
  • Excellent ability to set priorities among multiple tasks.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze data and formulate conclusions.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, customer service-oriented attitude

Postdoctoral Associate

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoc to join our group.

The Duke Global Digital Health Science Center (Duke Digital Health) is the first of its kind — an integrated research program for the discovery, evaluation, and dissemination of digital health obesity and behavior change interventions for medically vulnerable populations. Our mission is to close health disparities using digital health.

Skills required:

  • Ability to assist with designing, organizing and conducting specialized research projects.
  • Ability to summarize findings and publish results in research journals.
  • Ability to assist with preparing grant applications; provide guidance to researcher assistants and students.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of statistical packages and analysis is required.
  • Training and experience with both qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Team-work spirit and problem-solving capacity.

Other Credential/Experiential Requirements:  The incumbent must be a post-doctoral fellow registered with the Duke University Office of Postdoctoral Services and per the following requirements:

  • The term of this appointment is limited
  • The appointment involves full-time research or scholarship
  • The appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full time academic or research career.
  • The appointment is not part of a clinical research training program, unless research training under the supervision of a senior mentor is a primary purpose of the appointment.
  • The appointee works under the mentorship of Dr. Dori Steinberg, director of Duke Digital Health.
  • The appointee has the freedom, and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.

Minimum Requirements:  Successful applicants will have an earned doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., Sc.D., MD/MPH) in public health, nutrition, health behavior or a similar topic. If the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not been formally conferred the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is necessary due to funding requirements.

Ideal requirements:

  • Expertise in the design and evaluation of digital health interventions
  • Registered dietitian or experience working in the field of nutrition

How to apply:

Email applications to jamiyla.bolton@duke.edu. Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae with full citation of publications, 1-2 sample publications (if available), and names of two references, ideally from the training director or doctoral committee chairperson/advisor.

The position’s annual salary will be based on NIH guidelines.

DGHI/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 identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.