New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 16-Jul-2021 to 14-Aug-2021 (EST)
  • PI-Behavioral Health Services and Policy
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $51,103 including location pay
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefit package based on percentage of effort


The research technician will divide his/her time between various research projects related to behavioral health integration. The COVID-19 crisis has shown an increased need for mental health services across different patient populations and age groups due to increased anxiety, social isolation and broader psycho-social stressors. Moreover, the epidemic has laid bare long existing ethnic and economic health outcome disparities. Simultaneously, health systems are faced with severe budget challenges to adequately address these challenges. The last 12+ months have also seen a rapid shift in the delivery of behavioral health interventions from in-person to remote healthcare services (e.g., telehealth, apps and social media sites) and renewed calls for better integration of behavioral health services.

One of the projects will focuses on the uptake of new Health Information Technology (HIT) incl. tele-medicine, digital therapeutics, mobile apps, and artificial intelligence at the interface of behavioral and primary care to improve quality and achieve more equitable access to health care. A second project will focus on behavioral health initiatives that address the needs of older Americans in long-term care settings (incl. PACE and PACE-like settings) and how to better address their complex needs (including behavioral health needs) through integrated services.

The research technician will be part of a research team and flexibility and skill in working as a team member as well as independently are essential. The successful candidate will be intellectually curious and able to gather, assess, and synthesize information from various sources incl. review of peer reviewed as well as grey literature, internet search and expert interviews. S/he needs to have solid skills in conducting systematic literature reviews, qualitative data analysis and, ideally, have an understanding of the US health policy landscape, particularly as it pertains to the provision and delivery of behavioral health care.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Conducting research on issues related to emerging health information technologies, and integration of behavioral health / general medical care as well as serious illness care.
Synthesizing and organizing findings from literature reviews and other sources related to emerging health information technologies, and integration of behavioral health / general medical care as well as serious illness care.
Assisting with development of surveys of key stakeholder groups.
Assisting with conducting qualitative interviews with experts of key stakeholder groups.
Assisting with administrative tasks related to the research project such as drafting correspondence, setting up interview and travel schedules, etc.
Assisting with qualitative data analysis (data derived from surveys and interviews).
Collaborating with other members of the research team to draft study reports on findings and contribute to scientific manuscripts as well as issue briefs and blogs.
Participating in regular team meetings (both in-person and via zoom).
Other tasks as requested by the principal investigator and/ or project coordinator.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master's degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Political Science, Economics, Public or Business Administration and several years of related work experience is required. A combination of course work toward a master's degree and research related work experience can compensate for a Master's level degree.
Training and experience: Strong research and analytical skills.

Experience in behavioral health services research and knowledge of US health policy landscape highly preferred.



To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter on our website at: https://nyspi.applicantpro.com/jobs/ . Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.


The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.


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