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Senior Scientist, Behavioral Health

Advocates for Human Potential
Chicago, IL 60607
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Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. ("AHP"), is seeking a Senior Scientist with a specialty in behavioral health treatment and policy to join our team of leading researchers in behavioral health studies. This position will be in AHP's Chicago office with some project-based work in the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Knowledge of and direct experience with Illinois behavioral health programs and policies is a plus.


AHP (www.ahpnet.com), is a fast-growing consulting and research firm specializing in health and behavioral health, offering technical assistance and training, system and program development, resource development and dissemination, and research and evaluation. Our core content areas include substance use treatment and prevention, mental health policy and services, co-occurring disorders, workforce development, homelessness and housing, and criminal justice.


  • Design and manage the implementation of all or a portion of evaluation/research and analysis plans.
  • Conceptualize and write a range of evaluation and research proposals.
  • Contribute to and coordinate interactions with clients and partners.
  • Lead project meetings and other activities, assign responsibilities, supervise staff assigned to projects, manage data collection, resolve problems, and track budgets and timelines.
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, literature reviews and other work products.

AHP is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in social work, psychology, public health, or related field.
  • Expertise in designing and leading research or evaluation projects in at least one of the following areas:
    • Substance use treatment and policy
    • Infants, young children, and their families/caregivers affected by substance use disorders.
  • Strong quantitative skills, well grounded in statistical methods and approaches to data analysis.
  • Evidence of ability to win, manage, and monitor government contracts, grants, and/or cooperative agreements is required.
  • Prior experience working on NIDA, NIAAA, SAMHSA, CDC or other federal agency projects is highly valued.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Published peer-reviewed applications are a plus.
  • Ability to perform duties that require close attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisor, technical staff, partners, and clients.
  • Independent self-starter. Able to operate in a team environment and be flexible in taking on and performing assignments, as necessary.
  • Experience with quantitative analysis software (Stata strongly preferred), data collection tools (e.g., REDCap), qualitative analysis software (e.g., Dedoose) MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and citation management software.



Posted: 2021-08-27 Expires: 2021-09-27
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