In this position, you will oversee and participate in the planning and management of Duke Learning Innovation supported research projects and programs including Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol development, data collection, documentation, and data set preparation. You will also assist center directors in other project related activities. This is a 2-year term position with the possibility of renewal.


  • Perform a variety of duties involved in collecting, interpreting, documenting and summarizing descriptive, analytical and evaluative data in support of research and informational gathering activities
  • Analyze data from Duke’s guiding resources ecosystem to understand trends and needs around learning technologies
  • Apply established procedures to data entry tasks and develop strategies for analyzing data to answer questions
  • Implement and lead systems designed to monitor the collection, storing, cleaning and dissemination of data related to specific projects as required to assist Learning Innovation research initiatives and faculty-led research
  • Maintain regular contact with project participants including researchers, project personnel, participating subjects, and other interested parties to establish a communication system to handle the various aspects of the project; respond to inquiries about the project according to established policies and procedures
  • Assist in preparing and disseminating reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations and/or conclusions as requested
  • Conduct routine data analysis tasks following documented procedures
  • Build online surveys using web-based tools and analyze data collected via these instruments

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate extraordinary workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a dedication to diversity.


Required: Analytical, communications, and interpersonal skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program

Preferred: Master’s degree in a social science field


Required: Work requires a general knowledge of research methods, procedures, and activities normally acquired through 2 years of social science research experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. Excellent written communicating skills; clear, concise, and error-free writing skills; excellent social skills and strong attention to detail. Ability to carry out duties and lead multiple tasks with limited supervision; ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly and effectively.

Working Conditions

  • You can work in a normal office environment
  • You should be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible

These statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee in this position. They are not to be construed as an extensive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Salary and Benefits

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.


Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. We believe that when we understand, celebrate, and tap into our uniqueness to creatively seek problems and address shared goals, our possibilities are limitless. Duke University Libraries value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background and remain committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at:


Submit your detailed electronic resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to - refer to Requisition # 401513800. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

In order for your application to be reviewed, include all materials listed above.

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. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.