CHPIR (Public health research group) at Duke Univ.: Junior Software Developer

Posted by | January 5, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Durham, NC

We are looking for a junior software developer to work with public health researchers at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR). We are part of the Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University.
CHPIR conducts a broad range of research related to public health and the policies that address it. We work both domestically and internationally. Some of our projects include:
  • A five-country longitudinal study of orphaned and abandoned children in Africa and southeast Asia (http://pofostudy.org)
  • A four-year cohort study of HIV positive and negative individuals in Moshi, Tanzania
  • Testing the feasibility and effectiveness of Measurement Based Care (MBC) for persons with depression and HIVin Cameroon and the US
  • Studies of substance abuse and mental health treatment among HIV positive persons in North Carolina
  • Understanding the relationship between being part of the Clergy and poor health outcomes
The ideal candidate
We’re looking for someone with both software development experience and an interest in public health research. Specifically, we’re looking for demonstrable experience in one or more of the following:
  • Web application development with a modern framework (e.g. Ruby on Rails, Django)
  • Data analysis and management
  • Linux server administration
You should be self-sufficient and self-directed. You are a strong generalist, and you enjoy learning new systems and technologies. You have enough experience to know how to find the best tool for the job. You are able to clearly communicate technical issues to non-technical people, both verbally and in writing.
The opportunity
This is a full-time job at CHPIR, located in Durham, NC. You will be creating and making decisions about the technology that runs our work.
For example, you will be:
  • Maintaining and adding new features to web-based data entry and survey creation software
  • Writing tools for managing data analysis code
  • Writing test suites
  • Analyzing survey data to find data entry errors and other quality issues
  • Creating software for live data collection (e.g. data collection on iPads)
  • Configuring and deploying data entry hardware (e.g. Linux servers) for study sites
Perks include:
  • Duke’s benefits (health insurance, etc.)
  • Working directly with researchers on their projects, including the ability to contribute conceptually to new projects and authorship on peer-reviewed papers
  • Possible international travel to study sites
  • Flexible work schedule

To apply: For more information and a link to the application, please see http://chpir.org/software_dev_job

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