Employment Opportunities at NDRI

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Looking for Research Scientists to Join our Team at NDRI

We are seeking funded or unfunded research scientists who are interested in grant management support, in need of technical assistance for research projects or grant development, or interested in collaborating with one of our investigators.

Our scientists come from a variety of disciplines and have conducted health-research research at the local, national and global level. NDRI can assist researchers in submitting grant applications for funding, administrative support, and collaborative scientific support to further our mission of advancing the health of individuals, communities, and other populations using a variety of research designs including surveys and clinical trials. Investigators will be expected to pursue their own research while collaborating with other NDRI scientists. Employment is contingent upon successful awards.

NDRI offers health, dental, and vision coverage, retirement plans, life insurance, paid leave, and flexible telecommuting and work arrangements.

Please share your resume along with a brief description of your research interests and potential funders with us at investigators@ndri.org.

You can learn more about the diverse work we do by looking at NDRI’s Projects page.

Number: 2395

Date: 1/9/19

PositionTitle: Research Assistant

Grade/Level: Grade 6

Annual Salary: $28,530

Percent Effort: 50%

Center/Institute: NDRI-USA

Project: RockawayGetsNaloxone

Location: 71 West 23rd Street, NY, NY

Final Date for receipt of Applications: 1/23/19

This is a 50% time position, requiring 18.5 hours/week. Specific days of work and work hours may be subject to change. Any changes in schedule will be previously discussed with the employee. This position requires flexible scheduling, including some evenings and weekends.


- Facilitate OEND (Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution) (NDRI, Rockaway peninsula, NYC)

- Assist in presenting at community agencies, etc.

- Assist with networking/outreach to local stakeholders

- Assist with compiling monthly and quarterly reports

- Assist with development of print and social media campaigns (RockawayGetsNaloxone, GetNaloxoneNow)

- Perform other related tasks as required



- One full year of satisfactory experience as a Jr. Research Assistant, or high school diploma (or GED) and two years of appropriate experience of which at least 6 months have been in behavioral science research or harm reduction practice.

- Relevant college work may be substituted (one full semester for six months of experience).

Special Skills:

- Familiarity with harm reduction principles and practices, preferred.

- Familiarity with OEND and evidence-based drug treatment, preferred.

- Familiarity with social media, social media public health campaigns and google analytics, preferred.


- Ability to speak in front of a group

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team


Or send resume and cover letter to:

Dr. Janie Simmons

National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.

71 West 23rd Street/4th Floor

New York, NY 10010

Number: 2396

Date: 1/15/19

PositionTitle: Research/Administrative Assistant

Grade/Level: Grade 6

Annual Salary: $11,412

Percent Effort: 20%

Center/Institute: Institute for Infectious Diseases

Project: Evaluation of an Experimental Educational Module on Opioid-related Occupational Safety to Minimize Barriers to Overdose Response among Police Officers

Supervisor: Principal Investigator

Location: 71 West 23rd Street, NY, NY

Final date for receipt of applications: 1/29/19

Research Project Summary:

By harmonizing public health and policing initiatives, this CDC-funded research study aims to remove barriers to life-saving police engagement with people who use opioids and people who inject drugs by addressing the hazards experienced by police officers and by promoting strategies that focus both on the safety of law enforcement and evidence-based and best-practices for working with individuals at risk of an opioid overdose.

Position Summary:

This short-term (approx. 6-month with possible long-term extension) 7.5 hours/week employment opportunity involves assisting with the development of an online educational intervention for a two-arm pragmatic trial of an online behavioral occupational risk reduction intervention targeting police officers.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

- Assist with development and piloting of online educational module (production of script and videos)

- Coordinate bi-monthly webinars for community stakeholders

- Perform literature searches and document retrieval

- Perform other related tasks as assigned

Education and Experience:

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate specialty (public health related field, social science, behavioral science). Some advanced college preferred (Master’s level), and two years of relevant experience.

Required Competencies:

- Experience working with substance-using populations required

- Familiarity with harm reduction principles and practices required

- Understanding of need for criminal justice reforms in the context of the current opioid epidemic

- Understanding of importance of evidence-based treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

- Possess advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook as well as familiarity with (or confidence in ability to learn) Google Drive, Box, Zoom, and social media.