Senior Substance Use Disorder Researcher

Mathematica Policy Research   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 43 days ago

The successful candidate will join our group of over 400 health policy professionals, including staff with backgrounds in public health, public policy, economics, statistics, behavioral or social sciences, medicine, nursing, data analytics, and other relevant disciplines. We offer our employees a stimulating team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of employee ownership.

Duties of the position:

  • Lead multidisciplinary teams, drawing on your past experience, analytic skills, and technical knowledge to conduct research, data analysis, and/or technical assistance projects that address the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and other related topics
  • Work directly with clients to ensure that projects are executed successfully and provide clients with high-quality services and deliverables
  • Apply rigorous analytic thinking to the collection and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Bring creative ideas to business development and actively participate in submitting proposals and obtaining new projects
  • Author reports, memos, technical assistance tools, issue briefs, webinar presentations, and journal manuscripts
  • Interact with clients, policymakers, academic partners, and the broader behavioral health community to disseminate work and stimulate new ideas
  • Actively mentor junior colleagues and contribute to internal thought leadership activities to support a collegial environment

Position Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience conducting research and/or technical assistance focused on substance use disorders
  • Highly qualified applicants will have expertise in how states and Medicaid programs organize and finance substance abuse treatment services, the integration of substance abuse and mental health treatment, and the role that substance abuse plays in other social services such as child welfare. Broader knowledge of state Medicaid policy, some recent clinical experience, and familiarity with billing for substance abuse treatment are also desired.
  • Masters or doctoral degree or equivalent experience in public health, public policy, data science, statistics, economics, behavioral or social sciences, economics, or other relevant discipline
  • Proven quantitative and/or qualitative skills and the ability to appropriately interpret findings within the context of program implementation and broader health policy landscape
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to explain observations and findings to diverse stakeholder audiences including program administrators and policymakers
  • Demonstrated ability to provide task leadership and coordinate the work of multidisciplinary teams
  • Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; flexibility to lead and manage multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadlines

Job ID 714-6