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The Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center (BHWRC) is funded by the
Health Resources and Services Administration. The BHWRC is seeking an
experienced researcher with expertise in policy analysis to join an
interdisciplinary team conducting research to strengthen the workforce
responsible for prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use
disorders by conducting studies to inform national workforce development and
The Research Analyst will work closely with the Center's program manager,
research area specialists, statistician, research assistants, faculty
investigators, and principal investigator to collect, analyze, manage
workforce policy data for research projects. This position is term-limited
on grant funding from the date of hire until August 31, 2022 with the
possibility of renewal.
What You'll Do
Research Design and Development
Collaborate with the research team in developing, designing, and
conducting research projects according to a specified work plan.
Provide technical support for ongoing decisions regarding methodology,
study design, data collection, data analysis, and reporting.
Work with the research team to develop statistical analyses that address
proposed research questions.
Provide recommendations on study methodologies to fit specific research
Coordinate analysis plans and timelines with all Center Investigators.
Data and Policy Analysis
Provide leadership and technical expertise to Center researchers focused
on the development, evaluation, and y analysis of legislation and policies
related to health workforce.
Collaborate with colleagues to develop and refine research and evaluation
materials; collect, analyze, and present data; and contribute to research
Research and summarize evidence on behavioral health policy topics, draft
issue briefs and policy memos
Review and evaluate behavioral health workforce legislation and policies,
determine drawbacks and benefits of existing policies, and propose
suggestions to improve the effects of policies.
Liaise with stakeholders to determine needs and goals of policies.
Prepare and present informal and formal presentations for a variety of
Contribute to formulating and writing of sections on methodology, study
design, statistical analysis, and policy impact for grant proposals,
manuscripts, policy briefs and/or technical reports.
Prepare and present informal and formal virtual and in person
presentations for a variety of stakeholders.
Interpret research results and provide policy recommendations, written and
oral summaries, and graphic visualizations of analyses.
Other duties as assigned
Some travel, including overnight travel, to national conferences may be
Skills You Have
Bachelor's degree public health, health management, public policy, or
social work with five or more years of experience.
Experience in policy analysis and familiarity with behavioral health
issues and/or workforce policies
Strong organizational and time-management skills
Excellent research and analytical skills and an ability to work with
Proficiency in data visualization and other tools for communicating
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to prioritize and complete assignments independently with
excellent attention to detail and under general supervision; ability to
work collaboratively as part of a team.
Graduate degree in public health, health management, public policy, or
social work with at least 2 years of experience
We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to
contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members
of our community.
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selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This
opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the
minimum posting period has ended.
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