Missouri Institute of Mental Health
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Research Scientist (academic/non-tenure track position)
Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead, manage and coordinate large-scale evaluation and research projects in the mental health field.
- Conduct applied quantitative and qualitative research to determine the effectiveness of programs, services and initiatives.
- Write grants and obtain funding from federal, state, and local agencies, foundations, etc.
- Establish and maintain strong working relationships with funders, partners, staff and other evaluation stakeholders.
- Provide high quality evaluation consultation and technical assistance to clients.
- Oversee the day-to-day operations of grants obtained including monitoring of program implementation and financial oversight.
- PhD in psychology, public health, education, social work, or related fields.
- At least three years of experience directing evaluation research projects and managing research staff.
- Strong leadership and project management experience.
- A history of success in obtaining funds from a variety of sources (SAMHSA, CDC, HRSA, DOJ, foundations, etc.) preferred.
- Significant experience in quantitative analysis and knowledge of SPSS, Stata or other statistical analysis software.
- Strong analytic, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
- History of publication in peer-reviewed journals preferred.
- Comfortable in a self-sustaining, soft-money environment.
This position is reviewed annually and is renewable contingent on the availability of funds and work performance. The candidate will be expected abide by the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University Systems.
Applications from members of underrepresented groups are especially welcome.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.