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Research Division

The Staff Assistant will support research faculty in the Department of Community and Family Medicine. This position will help with general office management, including office supplies order, arrange office space, printing, and scheduling meetings. This position will process procurement card purchases and travel-related expense reports. This position will assist with administrative tasks related to grant and manuscript submissions. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, clerical experience and be comfortable working in and learning various computer systems.


Responsibilities include maintaining project email box, read and sort incoming mail and email, answer phones and direct calls.  Assist with preparing outgoing mailings and labels, including emails and faxes; organize and maintain filing system.  Record minutes from project meetings, type memos, correspondence, reports and other documents.  Coordinate stakeholder and donor visits, including set-up and make travel arrangements for project team.  Plan, coordinate and ensure the PI and Executive Director’s schedule is followed and respected.  Heavy and complex scheduling with daily reprioritization of meetings, including contact and communication with numerous people to coordinate schedules across multiple time zones and priorities.  Set up and execution of all program WebEx webinars.  Full-time position.

Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner
401447568 (NP) and 401447620 (PA)
Division of Community Health

Our community-based program for adults and seniors, seeks an individual to deliver medical care as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  The person in this position will travel to private homes and low income housing complexes within the Durham community to screen, identify and treat health conditions. An ideal candidate for this position is someone with excellent oral and written communications skills, good customer service skills, and the ability to relate to people of varied socio-economic backgrounds.  Applicants should be registered as a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner in North Carolina with approval to practice from the North Carolina Medical Board. Reliable transportation is required and at least 2 years of experience in internal or geriatric medicine is preferred.

Division of Community Health

We are seeking an individual to provide nursing and administrative support for our three community-based health clinics. Clinical duties include direct nursing services for assigned patients under the supervision of a physician and/or advanced practice provider. Administrative responsibilities include answering the phones, patient check-in, colleting copays etc. The person in this role will float between locations as assigned providing nursing care on a daily basis and front office backup as needed.  The position requires graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program with subsequent certification from a certifying agency.  At least one year of experience working in a clinical office-setting with fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required. Persons interested in this position should submit resumes to or apply directly on the Duke HR website.

Employee Occupational Health and Wellness

Seeking experience nurses who are passionate about the health and safety of employees interested in a position in Duke EOHW.  EOHW services the 36,000 + faculty and staff of the University, Medical Center and Health System.  Work requires completion of an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associates degree in Nursing, or Nursing Diploma program. Coursework in occupational and or environmental safety an advantage. Experience preferred. Work schedule Mon-Friday, Clinic Hours 7:30a- 4:30p, after 4:30p required during busy season. Will rotate with other staff opening clinic at 7:30a.  2 positions.

Division of Community Health

This individual in this position provides overall administrative support and performs other operational tasks for the Education Programs within the Division of Community Health. Successful candidates will apply knowledge and skills to complete complex non-routine administrative assignments independently or with others. She/he will assist faculty and staff in the marketing, development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical, education, research, and training initiatives within the Division of Community Health. This role also includes externally facing elements such as vendor negotiations and representing the division’s programs at conferences/exhibits. Work requires strong organizational, coordination, and analytical skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Interested applicants need to have a general educational background usually equivalent to a full high school education plus two years post-secondary education in a business or related administrative field. Candidates should also have a minimum of 4 years relevant business, management or administrative experience and be familiar with basic accounting and budgeting principles, coordination of significant office activities, and information technology as an instructional and public relations tool. One full-time position.

in Primary Care/Family Medicine/Population Health/Health Services Research
Chair's Office

The Department of Community and Family Medicine is seeking applicants for Assistant/ Associate /Full Professor positions with a primary emphasis on a broad range of research relevant to primary care, family medicine, occupational safety and health, health services, prevention and population health.

Successful candidates will have a history of relevant externally funded research, research program development, and research productivity.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded, independent research program.

The Department of Community and Family Medicine was created to improve healthcare in the Carolinas and is a bridge between the Duke Health System and the communities it serves. Made up of a diverse range of divisions that span occupational medicine, family medicine, physician assistant, and community health,  the Department encompasses the core disciplines required to tackle the difficult task of improving population health. 

Opportunities for research collaboration include working closely with faculty members in the Department, School of Medicine and other Duke entities including Duke Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke Global Health Institute, the Duke Clinical Research Institute, the Duke School of Nursing. Suitable candidates may be considered for an additional appointment in the new Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Candidates should have doctoral level training in epidemiology, population health, health behavior (PhD, ScD, or an MD/DO with research training) or a related field with a strong record of research including a focus on design, analysis and methodological development studies.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills are required.  Ideal candidates should have a strong record of scholarship with experience as a principal investigator and collaborator on externally funded research.
  • Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability.
  • Interested applicants should send a cover letter and current CV to

OEM Toxicology Program

Responsibilities include learn and utilize the computer data management system effectively. Evaluate and interpret chemical formulations and product descriptions. Use risk assessment approach for assessing hazardous substances in consumer products.  Utilize and implement governmental regulatory guidelines for consumer product reviews. Maintain confidentiality and professional interactions with product certifying organizations. Requirements:  PhD in toxicology, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology or related field with 5 years of experience in the practice of toxicology.

OEM Toxicology Program

The Research Project Manager will provide reviews of product formulations and technical materials.  This activity requires the capacity to:

Provide toxicological assessment of consumer products in accordance with US Federal consumer product regulations such as FHSA/LHAMA/CPSIA, Canadian Consumer Product regulations, and specific European Union consumer product regulations. More specifically:

  • Interpret and evaluate chemical formulations and product descriptions.
  • Convert and use information regarding analytical concentration data.
  • Interpret and utilize information provided in research reports regarding toxicological evaluations and risk assessments.
  • Use a risk assessment approach for toxicological evaluations and establishing threshold levels for exposure.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding topics of proprietary origin and impact.
  • Ability to learn and utilize the computer data management system effectively.
  • Communicate effectively and amicably with data suppliers and clients’ representatives.
  • Maintain professional interaction with several consumer product certifying organizations including their staff, technical committees and boards of directors.
  • Interact in an efficient manner with office and academic staff.