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Careers in Research Administration: A Panel Discussion

Are you a graduate student or postdoc who wants to stay involved in academic research, but not necessarily as a PI or working at the bench?

You already know that research is the lifeblood of a university. Research Administration is a broad field encompassing research compliance, research support, proposal development, and grant administration. This Zoom panel will give insight into a rewarding academic career path you may not have considered.

Research Administration panelists


  • Lauren Anderson, PhD, is Director of the Duke Surgery Office of Research Development. She has a PhD in Neurobiology from UNC-Chapel Hill and is a former Duke postdoc in Neurology.   
  • JL (Jenny) Ariansen, MS, is Director of Research Integrity for the Duke Advancing Scientific Integrity, Services and Training (ASIST) Office. She has an MS in Neurobiology and Neuroscience from UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Brandon Hall, PhD, is Scientific Program Leader for the  Duke Surgery Office of Research Development. He has a PhD in  Pharmacology from Georgia Health Sciences University and was a Duke postdoc in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.     
  • Sunita Patil, PhD, is Associate Director of Research Operations for the Duke myRESEARCHnavigators. She was a postdoc in Dermatology at UCSF.

This event is part of the Academic Job Search Series sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services.


Academic Job Search Series, Professional Adaptability, Professional Development, Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity