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Moud project director-research scientist (remote)
Pharm-pharmacy & therapeutics - pennsylvania-pittsburgh - (21008306) the program evaluation and research unit (peru) is currently seeking a research scientist to serve as the project director leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive, community-based program for adults with opioid use disorder (oud) in three pa countiesSince its founding in 2006, peru has expanded its program development and research to four areas: substance use disorder education and research; oud and opioid overdose prevention, intervention, and treatment; medication adherence; and organizational health for healthcare systems.
The incumbent will contribute to/oversee complex projects combining program implementation, program evaluation, and research studiesSpecifically, the incumbent will provide key input into the implementation/research design, oversee the data analytics, and develop new methods or modifying current approaches for peru projects under the direction of the peru directorThis individual will oversee the development of evidence-based principals for providing effective moud treatment, create effective treatment and service models, lead current condition analyses, implement the community pilots, evaluate the work, and develop policy recommendations around sustainability and dissemination.
The incumbent will be joining a growing team of research and implementation scientists committed to conducting high-quality, multi-system program implementation, program evaluation, and research to eliminate the oud and opioid overdose crisesPeru offers several opportunities to get involved with a number of grant funded projects based on interest/capacity and welcomes applicants looking to leverage our grant resources/community partnerships to build their own research programTo support the successful execution of the project and other relevant work, the incumbent will have access to dedicated staff focused on program management/implementation, data analysis and informatics, program evaluation, as well as training and communicationThe incumbent will receive direct supervision from the peru director and extensive opportunities for internal and external collaborations.
Mid-rank and senior candidates must have a strong record of publications and substantial active grant fundingEarly-career candidates must have demonstrated evidence of or very strong potential for extramural funding and a solid record of scholarship in refereed journals.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and cv/resumeThe cover letter should highlight any relevant experiences to fulfill the job requirements, the applicant’s interest in the position, and/or any other information the applicant feels is relevant and not fully captured on a cv/resumeRequirements include: phd/md in public health, epidemiology, behavioral health, psychology, sociology, or related discipline with interdisciplinary interests and 3 years or more experience in managing complex health services research studiesBackground in public health/addiction disorders/suicide prevention with substantial hands-on experience with implementation projects, community-based research, data analysis, evaluation of interventions, and publishing of resultsBroad understanding of addiction disorders, particularly substance use disorders, opioid use disorders, and suicidalityExperience with leading and training implementation and technical staff, collaborating with data and evaluation colleagues, and working and communicating with high level government and university stakeholdersPrior experience with collaborations involving investigators, clinical coordinators, physician-scientists, and other researchersQualified candidates will be expected to develop and lead new programs, provide new ideas and techniques for existing programs, collaborate with other clinical scientists and researchers, and contribute to the writing of proposals and grant applications.
Experience in public health/addiction disorders is a requirementAdditional experience in working in mental health and social services for individuals with substance use disorder would be desirableData analytics/statistics and evaluation skills must be demonstrated in prior work to be considered for this positionThe university of pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversityEoe, including disability/vets the university of pittsburgh requires all pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against covid-19 or have an approved exemptionVisit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirementDepartment details the university and peru are strongly committed to a climate that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute and enhance the diversity of our communityIn support of this mission, the university of pittsburgh and peru adheres to a 37.5-hour work week while offering flexible work schedules and accommodations (e.g., fully remote, hybrid, or fully in office) as well as generous benefits and vacation timeWe welcome applicants with work or lived experience related to our work and/or share our vision to address the opioid crisis by improving and implementing substance use disorder education and research; opioid use disorder prevention, intervention, and treatment; medication adherence; and organizational health for healthcare systemsTo learn more about the projects and efforts peru conducts regarding each of these areas of research, please see our projects and research pagesAssignment category full-time regular job classification staff.research scientist.scientist campus pittsburgh minimum education level required phd or scd minimum experience level required 3-5 years experience work schedule flexible schedule hiring range tbd based on qualifications relocation offered yes visa sponsorship provided yes background check for position finalists, employment with the university will require successful completion of a background check child protection clearances not applicable required documents resume, cover letter, writing sample optional documents not applicable
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