Researcher

Multiple Positions/Multiple Levels

OMNI Institute seeks multiple experienced candidates with a passion for working in Public and Behavioral Health for a range of Researcher level positions. In this role, you will lead and provide support to research and evaluation projects focused on evaluating community-wide strategies to address the opioid crisis, spanning prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts.  You will also engage in projects addressing other critical public health issues.  As an OMNI Researcher, you will dive deeply into your client’s needs and support work across several project teams. You will manage your time and resources to deliver on critical project components.

The successful candidates will build meaningful relationships with their teammates and effectively communicate across teams and clients. They will have a passion for asking questions and solving problems and will hold themselves to the highest standards of excellence. They will be able to disseminate research and evaluation findings into actionable and digestible strategies for clients.

These positions are funded in support of a grant through September 2020, with the potential of renewal funding to extend the term. While the primary responsibilities of these positions will support this grant, successful applicants may have opportunities to work across other projects at OMNI. 

Key Qualifications

  • A passion for working on society's most pressing social challenges, with specific interest in substance use prevention, treatment, and/or recovery.

  • An innate curiosity with a desire to always ask more questions, look at information from a different perspective, and question how you can make something better.

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and experience managing your time on complex projects with cross-team interdependencies.

  • The ability to adapt, learn, and grow through your work; to hold your team’s work and methods to high standards.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and experience working with diverse communities, colleagues, and stakeholders.

  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of diverse communities in supporting the collection of evaluation data.

  • Experience conducting research and a strong understanding of research design and methods.

  • Experience with data management, analysis and reporting.

Additional Qualifications

  • OMNI’s researchers typically have a minimum of a master’s degree with work experience in a relevant field, while our seasoned researcher staff have a master’s degree with multiple years of applied experience and/or doctoral level training in a related field.

  • Ability to independently deliver evaluation technical assistance and training, experience supporting clients and stakeholders in an advisory or coaching capacity.

  • Proficiency with inferential statistics and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, STATA).

  • Background or training in epidemiological methods.