New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 22-Aug-2022 to 07-Oct-2022 (EST)
  • PI- Transitional Epi and Mental Health Equity formerly Translational Epidemiology
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 86859-109723 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits Package Based on Percentage of Full Time Effort


Salary $86,859-$109,723

Grade: 25

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc., is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time Research Technician position at the Substance Dependence Research Group at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers conducting epidemiologic and clinical research.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Design, conduct and interpret analyses of large-scale survey and clinical datasets. This work requires statistical knowledge and ability, and knowledge of the substance abuse and psychiatric literatures.

  • Apply epidemiologic principles in refining research questions prior to and during analytic phases.
  • Write manuscripts reporting results of such analyses and submit to scientific journals
  • Work with team of data experts to create datasets from large-scale electronic medical record (EMR) databases, manage and clean data as needed
  • Analyze created datasets to examine public health aspects of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric problems
  • Conduct literature searches and reviews.
  • Train, supervise, coordinate research assistants and other junior scientists on literature searches, data cleaning & management, analyses. Problem-solve as needed, supervised by Principal Investigators.
  • Assist with and coordinate preparation of presentations, reports, and proposals

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or equivalent experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, or sociology.
  • 2 years of experience publishing empirical publications and/or commentaries

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or equivalent experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology or sociology, or related field, or 4+ years of experience publishing empirical publications and/or commentaries
  • 2 years of experience in publishing on these areas
  • 2 years of experience with Mplus and/or R
  • 2 years of experience teaching and/or training, supervising, and coordinating the work of research assistants and other junior scientists in the areas outlined above.
  • 2 years of experience working with data from large-scale datasets

RFMH employees may be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 depending on work location and must provide proof of vaccination. Individuals that are not vaccinated for COVID-19 are ineligible for appointment to positions that require vaccination. Fully vaccinated is defined as two (2) or more weeks since receiving either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or the first and only dose of a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).

Work Location: 722 West 168th St. New York, NY 10032

To Apply: Application will be accepted until October 7, 2022, Apply through our website at: https://nyspi.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Please include a cover letter in your application. Please note, 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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