Duke-Margolis Career Opportunities

Duke-Margolis Career Opportunities


Do you want to be part of health policy in action? Do you want to work on the leading health policy issues confronting cities, states, the nation, and the globe? Do you want to work for a historic, world renowned university that values its faculty, educators and students?  How about a competitive salary with robust benefits? The Duke-Margolis team is a dynamic, high impact national leader in leveraging policy to ensure high quality, affordable care for all. 

In our work, Duke-Margolis addresses critical health policy challenges and delivers practical, innovative, and evidence-based solutions to improve health and the value of health care. The interdisciplinary nature of Duke-Margolis brings together policy experts, researchers, health care professionals, and students from across Duke’s schools of medicine, nursing, law, public policy, business, and engineering, and fosters extensive relationships with and engagement of key stakeholders. These relationships span foundations, private sector organizations, state and federal governments, and global entities. The Center fosters excellence, leadership, and scholarship at every level.

A complete list of open positions can be found below. Is today the day you take your first step toward joining the Duke-Margolis team? We are waiting for you…

Duke-Margolis is recruiting for the following positions:

Research Director
Focus: Medical Product Development and Regulatory Policy
Washington, DC

Reporting to the Duke-Margolis Senior Research Director of Biomedical Innovation, the Research Director will be responsible for directing a portfolio of projects related to the science, economics, and regulation of medical product development. The Research Director interacts regularly with external project sponsors and collaborators, including government agencies, academic centers, advocacy organizations, medical product manufacturers, and health care organizations. The individual in this role collaborates with Duke-Margolis executive leadership and manages the day-to-day implementation of multiple projects to ensure the successful execution of project objectives and the Center’s strategic goals. This position is based in Washington, DC and requires some travel to Durham, NC to collaborate with Center faculty and staff based on Duke’s main campus.
Operations Coordinator
Durham, NC

The Operations Coordinator serves as a right hand to the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy’s Director of Operations and is an integral part of the Center team, partnering with executive leadership to operationalize priorities and leading administrative operations so that senior staff can devote maximum time to health policy endeavors. The Operations Coordinator also serves as a liaison to the Provost’s Office, Finance and Administration, Development, Communications, and other partners. This role is essential to the day-to-day operations of Duke-Margolis, which has offices in both Washington, DC and Durham, North Carolina, as well as remote personnel.

Assistant Research Director
Focus: Biomedical Innovation, Medical Products Development and Regulation Focus
Washington, DC

Duke-Margolis has an immediate opening for an Assistant Research Director within the medical products development and regulation team. This position is responsible for developing major components of research and policy analysis for Duke-Margolis through management of a portfolio of health policy projects within a specialized area of expertise. This position is focused on regulatory decision-making, medical product development and supply chain, medical device and pharmaceutical policy, and the intersection of scientific and regulatory advancement with broader US health policy reforms. The Assistant Research Director provides substantial subject matter leadership in managing the execution of complex research and policy projects within the portfolio, including engagement with high-level government and private-sector entities.
Assistant Research Director
Focus: Biomedical Innovation, Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Resistance [AMR] Policy Focus
Washington, DC

Duke-Margolis has an immediate opening for an Assistant Research Director within the Infectious Disease/ Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Policy team. This position is responsible for developing major components of research and policy analysis for Duke-Margolis through management of a portfolio of health policy projects within a specialized area of expertise. This position is focused on the COVID-19 public health response, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and pandemic preparedness and resiliency. The Assistant Research Director provides substantial subject matter leadership in managing the execution of complex research and policy projects within the portfolio, including engagement with high-level government and private-sector entities.
Research Associate
Focus: Real-World Evidence Focus
Washington, DC

Duke-Margolis has an opening for a Research Associate within the Center's biomedical innovation portfolio to support projects focused in real-world evidence (RWE) and real-world data (RWD). The individual in this position will contribute to projects related to improving the use of RWE and RWD within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's regulatory framework, as well as more systematic uses of RWE and RWD to support biomedical innovation; real world methods, study designs and outcomes; health informatics; precision health; and health privacy. The Research Associate may also collaborate in a broad range of other health policy topics of interest to the Center, including but not limited to: health equity, regulatory science, medical device and pharmaceutical policy, health care delivery and payment reform, global health, and the intersection of scientific and regulatory advancement with broader US health policy reforms.