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Open Positions

Research Program Leader for Duke Global Digital Health Science Center

We are seeking an experienced Research Program Leader to assist in the oversight of several projects at the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center. The ideal candidate is someone who is excited about the opportunity to work on cutting edge projects focused at the interface of digital health, obesity, nutrition, and chronic disease. Working under the Center Director and Associate Director – Drs. Gary Bennett and Dori Steinberg – the Program Leader will provide high-level administrative management and support for programmatic development of center studies and programs. In addition, the Program Leader will direct a large-scale NIH funded study – Charge – that will test how to best to optimize a text messaging for weight loss. Other projects at the center include a pragmatic trial testing a digital health intervention in primary care and the use of digital health to improve diet quality.

Job Responsibilities
Development and Leadership of the Charge trial:

  • Direct trial implementation, ensuring high rates of recruitment and retention, and ensure intervention is delivered according to protocol.
  • Manage study staff, including research assistants, programmer, and biostatistician.
  • Lead weekly team calls with each of the above to promote project progress
  • Manage human subject’s protections processes

Coordination and Support:
General administrative support for the research projects and center, including:

  • Supervision of center staff
  • Budget and resource management in coordination with administration
  • Coordination of leadership and scientific committees, journal clubs, meetings and events
  • Coordination of and participation in calls, program meetings and retreats, including note taking and circulation

Center Growth Development:
The RPM will have responsibility for independently identifying, developing and overseeing research and program development processes for the Center including:

  • Initiating strategic alliances
  • Identifying and overseeing regulatory needs
  • Interfacing with program investigators, collaborators, and funders. 
  • S/he will meet regularly with leadership to review metrics, discuss updates to protocols, address issues and communicate changes in the program as well as make suggestions for improving operational and financial performance.

Grant Identification and Writing:
The RPM will help with grant support, including:

  • Identification of funding opportunities for both center funding and research funding
  • Writing, editing and facilitating correspondence among grant writers
  • Writing of peer-reviewed manuscripts

Minimum Qualifications

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.


Work requires one of the following: 1.Completion of a bachelor’s degree plus, a minimum of eight years of research experience 2.Completion of a master’s degree, plus a minimum of six years of research experience 3.Completion of a doctoral degree, plus a minimum of four years of research experience.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree or doctorate from an accredited institution in Public Health, Nutrition, Health Behavior, Global Health Sciences, related area such as Nursing or Social Work

• Relevant management or consulting experience in an academic, non-profit, private sector, clinic and/or health services organization
• Experience in project management and/or research administration including complex budgets and contracts
• Experience supervising study staff
• Proven talent at facilitating strategic collaboration and team building. Ability to think clearly and strategically – to see the forest rather than the trees
• Ability to solve problems. Ability to present problems and solutions effectively to faculty and staff
• Cultural sensitivity and ability to work with individuals from a variety of different backgrounds
• Ability to exercise good judgment to identify and handle sensitive and confidential issues and assignments with discretion
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills for grant and report writing, technical writing and editing, presentations, and other materials
• Ability to multi-task. Excellent attention to detail, follow-through, and accuracy of information; ability to display a commitment to high standards

Preferred Qualifications

• Training or experience relevant to digital health, obesity, nutrition, physical activity
• PhD preferred

Interested candidates must apply through Duke HR – requisition 401295058 – and should send a CV and cover letter to Hallie Davis-Penders at hd60@duke.edu.

Research Dietitian at our partner Piedmont Health

Performs a variety of responsible tasks involving counseling of individuals and families in nutrition
principals, diet, food selection, and economics. Determine WIC Program eligibility based on the income
as well as medical and nutrition risk identified. Determines risk codes, based on assessment and
information presented. Determines continuing eligibility for month issuance of food instruments.
Provides client education regarding voucher issuance and usage and the certification process. Makes
client referrals for a variety of services, internally and externally.   May also coordinate clinic flow and
take anthropometric measurements per WIC guidelines. Floats from 5 WIC sites as WIC Nutritionist
including:  Siler City, Moncure, Carrboro and Prospect Hill Community Health Centers and the Orange
County Health Department.  Works as a Research Dietitian providing nutrition and physical activity
counseling using motivational interviewing techniques. Provides counseling via text and phone calls.
Works in collaboration with Duke Digital Health Sciences’ research team.

Minimum Education and Experience: Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education- approved Didactic Program in Dietetics; or Dietetic Technician, Registered with the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education with a Bachelor’s degree in any subject area from an accredited four-year college or university.  Bilingual English/Spanish required.

Patient Population Served: Ethnically and racially diverse population of pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, infants and young children and all family members.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions: Requires frequent sitting for long periods, operation of standard office machines and computer.  May require lifting of up to 25 pounds.  Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.  Requires use of office equipment, such as computer terminals, telephones or copiers.  Requires normal vision range.  Work is performed in an office environment.  Contact with staff and external clients and vendors.

For more information and to apply visit http://bit.ly/2qMN6Hg.