Employment Opportunities

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Staff Positions – Applications are accepted through: Duke HR

  • Grants & Contracts Admin.

This position is responsible for managing an assigned portfolio of complex grants and contracts using knowledge of grant and contract management rules and regulations, technical expertise, and analytical skills.

Pre-award activities include assisting departmental faculty/PI in the development, preparation, and submission of grant and contract proposals. Ensure all applications meet agency and university guidelines and published time tables and deadlines. Ensure proposals are entered and routed in a timely manner for further review.

Post-award activities include detailed reconciliation of assigned project budgets, preparing complex budget reports, preparing adjustments and corrections in assigned project budgets for further review and approval in order to meet project goals and federal requirements. 

The position will perform other financial and/or budgeting analytical work with faculty or supervisor for cross training and backup as needed.

To see full job description and to apply, see requisition #2390

  • Operations Coordinator

This position reports to the Principal Investigator for the Superfund Research Center (SRC) and will serve as the key administrator supporting the program and will serve as the Director of Graduate Studies Assistant (DGSA) for the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health (ITEHP) Graduate Program.  This is a term-limited position with funding through March 31, 2022.

To see full job description and to apply, see requisition #2515

  • Program Coordinator

The Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE) is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator for a limited term position through June 30, 2021.  This position will play an instrumental role in managing and implementing the Nicholas School master’s project program (group and solo projects) for all professional master’s students, identifying and coordinating client projects and faculty-driven group projects, engaging with faculty program chairs, developing, implementing, and summarizing student evaluations, as well as supporting special projects, as appropriate.

Position reports to and works closely with the associate dean for professional programs (ADPP) and the director of the Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) program. Position collaborates closely with the Student Services department, including the associate dean of student services.

To see full job description and to apply, see requisition #2083​

  • Research Tech II

A full-time Research Technician position is available in Dr. Heather M. Stapleton’s environmental analytical laboratory.  Primary tasks include analysis of environmental and biological samples (e.g. drinking water, dust, serum, urine) for organic contaminants, and analytical instrument maintenance.  Additional responsibilities will include assisting researchers and graduate students with research projects and contributing to presentation and publication of research findings.

To see full job description and to apply, see requisition #4455

  • Research Administration Specialist

Provide support to customers by facilitating pre- and post-award processes for both the departments and the central areas. Perform basic reconciliation of assigned project budgets, prepare basic budget reports for review by PI and supervisors, and prepare adjustments and corrections in assigned project budgets for further review and approval in order to meet project goals and federal requirements. May process invoices and provide Principal Investigator(s) with daily monitoring of grants and contracts to ensure expenses are being paid according to grants and contract(s) protocols.

To see full job description and to apply, see requisition #4506

  • Grants & Contracts Manager

Coordinate and/or perform pre-award and/or post-award activities for a unit (school, department, division, institute, or center) that has a large, complex, and/or diverse portfolio of grants and contracts. Pre- award activities include broad duties in preparation and submission of grant and contract proposals. Ensures all applications meet agency and university guidelines and published time tables and deadlines. Ensures proposals are entered and routed in a timely manner for further review. Post-award activities include detailed reconciliation of assigned project budget, including determination of allocability and allowability of charges; preparing and analyzing budget reports, and developing budget projections; adjusting and correcting assigned project budgets to meet project goals and federal requirements, providing assistance and oversight to effort management of specified project portfolio.

This position is responsible for a specified highly complex grants and contracts portfolio using discretion and independent judgment to make decisions that impact the compliance and successful completion of grant and contract objectives. This position is expected to manage a mid- sized unit (school, department, division, institute, or center) with a well defined grant and contract portfolio. This position functions as a manager and/or facilitator of large projects, such as grants and contracts that span across multiple disciplines and faculty.

To see full job description and to apply, see requisition #4507

Research Positions – Applications are accepted through:  Academic Jobs Online

  • Postdoctoral Associate in Environmental Epidemiology 
The postdoc will contribute to research on environmental exposures and children's health as part of ongoing projects with Drs. Kate Hoffman and Heather Stapleton. The postdoc will lead analyses and manuscripts on a variety of children’s environmental health topics, focusing on assessing chemical exposures in indoor environments and their potential health effects. Preferred candidates will have strong methodological skills and an interest in environmental, perinatal, or pediatric epidemiology. 

To see full job description and to apply, see AJO#: 13624

  • Postdoctoral Associate in Environmental Toxicology 

The Di Guilio labratory seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on funded projects related to the toxicological effects of Superfund and other pollutants, including PAHs, flame retardants and nanoplastics. The Di Giulio laboratory studies the effects of pollutants and other stressors on embryonic development and later life consequences in zebrafish (Danio rerio) and killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus). We seek applicants with a strong interest in environmental toxicology and health, and training in physiological, biochemical and molecular techniques. The position also involves field collections of killifish and maintenance of zebrafish and killifish colonies in the lab. Postdoctoral researchers are also expected to contribute to mentoring of junior laboratory members, laboratory meetings, and routine laboratory maintenance jobs.

The successful applicant will join a thriving community of environmental health researchers at the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Duke Medical Center, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering , who work together via interdisciplinary research and training programs such as the Superfund Research Center and the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program.

To see full job description and to apply, see AJO#: 13892