Research Analyst – Opioid Response


Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Research Analyst – Opioid Response

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) – a non-profit association ( providing  research and technical assistance to the states and territories on substance use and misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services – seeks an experienced, team-oriented person with a demonstrated understanding of substance use issues related to opioid misuse and disorders (OUDs), medication-assisted treatment, and regulation of Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs).  Additionally, the candidate should possess excellent writing and research abilities, data analysis experience, and strong communication skills.

Experience and qualities:

  • Minimum 3 -5 years of experience in substance use disorder research, technical assistance, administration and/or direct service;
  • MA required in social science, health, or human services, (e.g., public health, sociology, psychology, or social work);
  • Knowledge and commitment to substance use issues and practices, including those that support recovery for individuals with an OUD; the certification, accreditation and regulation of OTPs; and regulation of medications to treatment OUDs;
  • Strong writing and qualitative/quantitative data analysis skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing technical reports and documents;
  • Experience with project management;
  • Strong computer skills in: Word, Power Point, Excel, and Stata or SPSS; and
  • Experience in federal and/or state substance use disorder policies, programs, systems that impact persons with OUDs preferred.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Oversee the NASADAD Opioid Treatment Network (OTN) and projects involving the State Opioid Treatment Authorities (SOTAs);
  • Develop small and large-scale surveys and facilitate data collection, analysis, summarization, and dissemination;
  • Write research briefs and reports, technical assistance documents, and meeting summaries;
  • Plan and manage conference calls and webinars for state and federal partners;
  • Communicate frequently with states, federal agencies, stakeholders, and subject matter experts to provide technical assistance to state substance use disorder leaders;
  • Participate and plan national-level meetings and conferences; and
  • Manage projects and tasks.


Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits.

Work location in Washington, DC office; near Metro.  Position involves some local meetings and occasional travel out of area.

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