Data Technician, Senior

North Carolina, United States
07 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
07 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Duke University’s Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research is seeking a full-time, bilingual (fluent in Spanish and English) Senior Data Tech to complete community outreach, networking, and research activities as part of a collaborative study entitled Proyecto Luz 2.0, a multi-year study about immigration, health and safety.
The Senior Data Tech will be responsible for organizational partnership building, community outreach, recruitment, enrollment, and all aspects of data collection in North Carolina.  The Data Tech will work closely with community partners and the project team. Research activities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead study outreach, community partnership building and participant recruitment
  • Screen potential study participants, in Spanish or English (in person and over the phone, based on the individual’s preferred language)
  • Travel throughout the Triangle area (Raleigh/Durham) to conduct data collection sessions (this includes evening hours and potential overnight trips; own vehicle required)
  • Take a potential study participant through the informed consent process
  • Assist participants as needed during the computer(tablet)-assisted interviewing process
  • Manage participant incentives and processes 
  • Maintain participant confidentiality and upholding high standards in ethical conduct of research
  • Maintain accurate records of interviews
  • Secure transfer of interview data
  • Develop and maintain on-going data tracking and reporting systems for research team
  • Translate project-related documents
  • Create and maintain a positive working relationship with all project partners
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications for Position:

  • Spanish fluency; written and spoken
  • English fluency; written and spoken
  • Experience in effectively engaging diverse populations
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of research ethics
  • Demonstrates comfort and a nonjudgmental attitude related to HIV/AIDS, human sexuality, intimate partner violence and substance use
  • Proficiency Microsoft Office
  • North Carolina driver’s license and ability to travel
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and give attention to detail in order to complete tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain records and inventories
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines, and flexibility to respond to project changes promptly and efficiently
  • Ability to problem solve effectively; developing and implementing alternative solutions as needed 

Preferred Personal Qualities:
Applicant needs to have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, someone who can successfully recruit and enroll Spanish-speaking participants, and pleasantly and confidentially interact with those participants. This includes:

  • Engaging and effective communication with potential participants and organizational partners
  • High attention to organization and detail
  • Self-motivated and professional
  • Desire to work on a collaborative, multi-site project and willingness to try new tasks

Preference is given to individuals with an interest in working with diverse racial and social groups, an interest in research, and has a passion for addressing health inequalities.
Supervisory Relationships: The Project Coordinator will supervise the Data Tech.
Hours per week: 40 hours per week (some evening and weekend hours; flex time provided)
Position is a Duke University position, with all associated Duke University benefits.  This study is in the third year of a federally-funded R01; funding is re-evaluated each year, for the next 2 years. Project activities to date have included formative community focus group, key informant interviews, and survey development.
Location Durham


Job Family Level 09

Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

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, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
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 a bachelor's degree in a field related to the specific position.


Work requires two years of experience as a data technician or related position. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE