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Now Hiring:

Research Scientist

Professor Kenneth Dodge at the Sanford School of Public Policy seeks a research scientist to join him in conducting studies of the early development and prevention of violent behavior. These studies are funded by federal research grants. This position is ideal for a current graduate student or post-bachelor degree scholar launching a research career in the social sciences.

This position is an initial one-year appointment that can be renewed, beginning date flexible. The research scientist will work closely with colleagues from the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy (CCFP). The Center, established in 1999 under the leadership of Dodge, pursues science-based solutions to important problems affecting today’s children and families.

Communications Research Assistant (STUDENT POSITION)

The Center is seeking a highly motivated student worker to provide communications assistance for the summer 2023. Working with our Communications Director, you will assist with maintaining the CCFP website, develop original content and graphics for the website and social media, draft and edit blog posts, e-newsletters, and support production of our annual report.

Post-Doctoral Candidate

Drs. Christina Gibson-Davis, Lisa Keister, and Lisa Gennetian of the Sanford School of Public Policy and the department of Sociology of Duke University seek a full-time post-doctoral candidate to collaborate and provide support for a project on net worth poverty and child well-being. Net worth poverty refers to households whose net worth (or wealth) is less than one-fourth of the federal poverty line.

The post-doctorate will work closely with Drs. Gibson-Davis, Keister, and Gennetian to investigate the correlates and consequences of net worth poverty in the lives of children and young adults; to investigate how policies, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, could be used to redress net worth poverty’s negative effects; and to understand how the racialization of wealth in the US informs the negative repercussions of net worth poverty. The post-doctoral candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to conduct analysis on large scale data sets, such as the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF). Doctoral training in public policy, sociology, economics, or a related social science field is required.