Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
  • 14-Sep-2018 to 27-Sep-2018 (EST)
  • OASAS- Office of Substance Abuse and Substance Abuse Services
  • Albany, NY, USA
  • $66,875 - $85,511
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package based on percentage of full-time effort.

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking three (3) qualified candidates to fill the positions of Research Scientist to assist the Project Director and Assistant Project Director in the evaluation portion of a State Opioid Response (SOR) initiative in the Division of Outcome Management and System Information at the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The initiative is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is designed to address the opioid crisis in New York State. The OASAS implementation approach is to use an array of evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery services to combat the opioid crisis.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Work as part of a project team consisting of a Principal Investigator, Project Director, and Assistant Project Director within the OASAS Division of Outcome Management and System Information (OMSI).
  • Develop data collection forms, collect and report on required performance measure data, and conduct local performance assessments.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for funded providers and contractors across the project catchment area for data collection.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to providers so that data collection is done in an accurate and timely manner at the local level; training and technical assistance may be done via in-person site visits, webinars, email, and phone, depending on specific circumstances.
  • Analyze data collected from providers and prepare quarterly performance assessment reports.
  • Depending on training and technical assistance needs at the provider/region level, accompany project team on site visits at least once per year or more as needed.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree is required with a minimum of three years of research or evaluation experience; Or a Master's degree or J.D. with two years of research or evaluation experience; or a doctorate degree with one year of research or evaluation experience. Preference is given to public health, public administration, sociology, psychology or related field. Demonstrated experience conducting program evaluations from start to finish is required, including samples of final products/reports. Ability to calculate, interpret and communicate statistics from data systems and provide findings in a variety of formats to both technical and general audiences. Experience working in culturally diverse communities is an asset. Other qualifications include experience collaborating with professional and support staff; strong organizational, writing and oral communication skills; ability to work cooperatively with diverse stakeholders; ability to work independently and as part of a team; and proficiency in Microsoft Excel or Access, Word, PowerPoint, and SPSS or SAS.

Location:         1450 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203

Salary:             Commensurate with experience

To Apply:        Submit a resume and cover letter no later than September 27, 2018 on our website at: . Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.


The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant. 

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