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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department’s highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department’s robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.
ADAI within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for a Research Scientist. The UW Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) is a multidisciplinary research institute whose mission is to support and facilitate research and information dissemination in the field of substance use and abuse.
The purpose of the research projects supported by this position are to advance the understanding the impact of cannabis legalization in the wellbeing of youth and adults from historically marginalized populations, utilizing a social determinants of health paradigm.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The position will expand the ADAI Cannabis Research and Education (CRE) research portfolio, while supporting ADAI CRE leadership on executing current projects and contracts. More specifically, this position will lead the development, submission and funding of research grant applications and collaborate on projects funded by state, county and legislative agencies, while developing a strategic plan to guide ADAI CRE sustainability and expansion in the next five years. •Develop, implement, and evaluate cannabis-related projects. •Support the ADAI CRE with research, policy and implementation projects including county, state and legislative contracts. •Collaborate on preparation of presentations for professional meetings and manuscripts for peer reviewed publications. •Help manage the day-to-day project operations, problem solving accordingly. •Work with diverse partners collaboratively including community based agencies, research collaborators, state agency partners and other stakeholders. •Work on a regular basis with a multidisciplinary team at ADAI. •Coordinate data collection and conduct statistical data analyses of data projects •Develop and submit research grants.
REQUIREMENTS: •Doctoral Degree in Public Health, Health Services, Social Work, or a related science. •Three years work related experiences •In depth knowledge of cannabis epidemiology and health impacts, particularly as they apply to cannabis users in Washington
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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