The Senior Research Manager will identify, implement and execute tobacco control policy research and program evaluation as part of the Schroeder Institute (SI).
WHO WE ARE
Truth Initiative is America’s largest non-profit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past. We speak, seek and spread the truth about tobacco through education, tobacco-control research and policy studies, and community activism and engagement.
Truth Initiative Schroeder Institute is a leading and trusted voice in tobacco research and our ground-breaking studies power everything we do. Our scientists and researchers use the best and most rigorous research to investigate the latest issues and trends in tobacco use, analyze policies that can protect communities and evaluate the impact of our efforts to make tobacco a thing of the past. The Policy Research team specializes in disseminating and translating science to advance tobacco control policy and practice.
Identify new internal research opportunities that move Truth Initiative and SI research agendas forward. Current research areas of interest include tobacco-free communities, menthol and flavored tobacco policies, tobacco related health disparities, and tobacco in popular culture;
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 publication, manage literature searches and reviews;
Present research findings at conferences and meetings and collaborate with senior leaders in the development of materials for conferences, academic or other scientific purposes;
Manage strategic partnerships/collaborations around priority areas for the organization;
Work and guide other departments in projects, initiatives, and reports to further Truth Initiative’s mission;
Ensure that SI resources and funds are effectively and efficiently managed;
Manage a team of research staff to perform projects and tasks mentioned above.
The ideal candidate must have a doctorate in public health, health policy, psychology, communications, or a related field with 2-3 years of work experience. The candidate must also have an interest and prior experience in tobacco control research along with a history of peer-reviewed publications. Previous experience in project management is required; a solid background in research methodology and grounding in social determinants of health and ecological models of health behavior is preferred. Previous supervision of staff 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.
Salary is competitive based on experience with EXCELLENT benefits.
Interested applicants should submit their resume to:
Attn: Senior Research Manager
900 G Street, NW
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.
Internal Number: 001
About Truth Initiative
The Schroeder Institute is a multidisciplinary research organization focused on high-risk, high-reward research to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use in the United States. We have established strategic programs of intervention and policy research; generated high impact publications; competed for extramural funds with a growing research portfolio; convened strategic conferences to identify critical research priorities; disseminated findings to research, practice and policy audiences; and established a dynamic training program for the next generation of tobacco control scientists. Our research approach capitalizes on and extends traditional academic research by incorporating rapid prototype development, iterative testing and refinement throughout the intervention development lifecycle. A major focus of research conducted at the Institute is to leverage the enormous power of technology to both conduct research and deliver evidence-based smoking cessation interventions to large populations, targeting both traditional web as well as newer social networks and mobile applications, including GIS.