Philadelphia-Based Research Associate (Part-time)

Posted by Grace Federal Solutions on September 10, 2019

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Grace is partnering with Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Policy to find Research Associates in Philadelphia for the project detailed below. Come join our Team!!!

Center for Child and Family Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University

Project overview: The Philadelphia Work-Family Project is a research project conducted by faculty at Duke University, aimed at understanding how working parents in Philadelphia balance work and family demands on a daily basis.

The Philadelphia Work-Family Project is housed within Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Policy and affiliated with the Sanford School of Public Policy. The mission of the Center for Child and Family Policy is to contribute to solutions to important problems affecting today’s children and families, through an integrated system of scientific research, debate and dissemination, public service, and teaching. The Center emphasizes the bridge from basic research to policy and practice.

Occupational summary: We seek part-time, temporary, Research Associates based in the Philadelphia area to complete the recruitment phase of our project. Research Associates will be comfortable approaching potential participants directly and will be available during weekends and evenings. Weekly hours are flexible, and approximately 20 hours per week. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Anticipated start and end dates:  September 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019. Research Associates must be available for the entirety of this time period.

Work Performed

A detailed description of functional areas and tasks follows:

  • Participate in primary data collection by directly approaching and recruiting participants in Philadelphia, in pairs with another Research Associate.
  • Plan, implement and coordinate reporting systems designed to monitor participant recruitment, track progress within key subgroups, and help identify additional recruitment sites.
  • Maintain clear communications with research participants, explain study expectations, and coordinate appointment times.
  • Provide project administrative support, in coordination with research staff, to facilitate participant payments and maintain project confidentiality.

Maintain relationships and communication with existing community partner contacts and attend relevant meetings. Collaborate in the identification of additional partners within Philadelphia.


Work requires knowledge of data collection and research principles normally acquired through two years of experience in community-based research, or equivalent education. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

Please submit your resume via email to Jennie Copeland, MSW,


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