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Looking for Research Scientists to Join our Team at NDRI

If you are a funded or unfunded research scientist and are interested in grant management support, in need of technical assistance for one your research projects or grant development, or interested in collaborating with one of our investigators, please contact us at investigators@ndri.org.

You can learn more about the diverse work we do by looking at NDRI’s Projects page.

Number: M0041

Date: 10/10/18

Position Title: Project Director

Grade/Level: VI

Annual Salary: $65,000 - $80,000 commensurate with experience

Percent Effort: 100%

Center/Institute: Center for Community and Health Disparities Research

Projects: “Opioid Overdose Risk Management”

Location: 71 West 23rd Street, NY, NY

Final date for receipt of applications: 10/24/18


- Work with Principal Investigators to prepare for implementation of a large longitudinal study

- Provide direct supervision to junior research staff at study site

- Coordinate recruitment of research participants

- Coordinate implementation of clinical trial protocol with research participants, including eligibility

screening, baseline and follow-up assessment and technology procedures

- Coordinate field operations including such activities as interviewing, community liaison, interview

funds, supply inventory and security

- Conduct structured and semi-structured interviews with study participants (including computer-

assisted interviews and qualitative interviews)

- Coordinate interview schedules at study site

- Track participants for follow-up and implement intensive participant retention procedures

- Assist in designing interview forms and creating code books

- Develop and maintain participant databases

- Maintain interview account for participant reimbursement and reconcile interview funds

- Maintain confidential files on study subjects

- Collect urine samples

- Prepare project reports; contribute to conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications

- Perform other related tasks as required



- Master’s level degree (or higher) in a behavioral science, social science or public health-related


- Supervisory experience required

- Experience working with substance-using populations required

- Experience implementing clinical trial protocols required

Special Skills:

- Extensive knowledge of opioids and overdose prevention and reversal techniques, including use of naloxone. 

- Knowledge of drugs, pharmacology, drug use and policy research

- Experience working with drug users and drug users service agencies

- Experience managing a field site

- Self-motivated, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

- Excellent written and oral communication skills

- Knowledge of RDS-analyst, SPSS, qualitative analysis software, and Photoshop a plus.