Director, Research

Washington, DC
Full Time
Experienced

The Director, Research will implement and oversee tobacco control policy research for the Schroeder Institute (SI).  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and generate a portfolio of internally funded policy research projects;
  • Identify new internal project opportunities that move the SI research agenda forward;
  • Lead research activities, including selecting and refining study measures, developing and implementing surveys, overseeing quality control of data collection, developing analysis plans and preparing summaries of findings;
  • Lead and co-author manuscripts for peer-review publications;
  • Present research findings at conferences and internal and external meetings;
  • Identify and manage strategic partnerships/collaborations around priority areas for the organization;
  • Collaborate with external partners to develop and submit grant/contract applications; if funded, participate as sub-awardees
  • Participate as a member of the leadership team for SI;
  • Ensure that SI resources and funds are effectively and efficiently managed;
  • Identify strategic opportunities and outlets to share Truth Initiative research;
  • Make recommendations for improvements and efficiencies to the research process;
  • Manage a team of staff including those supervising other staff to perform projects and tasks mentioned above; and
  • Work and guide other departments in projects, initiatives, and reports to further Truth Initiative’s mission.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate must have a doctorate in public health, health policy, psychology, communications, or a related field with a least 5 years of post-doctoral research experience. The candidate must also have an interest, and ideally, experience, in tobacco control research. Must have a history of peer-reviewed publications. Previous experience in project management and supervision of staff is required; a solid background in research methodology, health behavior change theory and practice is preferred. Excellent communication skills, with a focus on writing ability, are essential. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively. Attention to detail in a fast-paced environment is essential.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

Salary is competitive based on experience with EXCELLENT benefits.

 

Interested applicants should submit their resume through our website

OR

Human Resources

Attn: Director, Research

900 G Street, NW

Fourth Floor

Washington, DC  20001

Fax: (202) 454-5597

 

No telephone calls please.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

 

 

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