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Two Assistant Researcher Professor positions at the University of Missouri - St. Louis

News Date: Friday, January 14, 2022 - 09:00

University of Missouri, St. Louis - Missouri Institute of Mental Health: Two Assistant Research Professor positions

We are hiring for TWO Assistant Research Professors to join our Addiction Science team at the University of Missouri, St. Louis - Missouri Institute of Mental Health. We are a quickly expanding unit, with 20+ faculty, staff, and students actively engaged in program development, research, and community partnership aimed to save and improve the lives of people who use drugs and others impacted by addiction. I would be so grateful if you circulated the below information across your networks. 

Subject matters of primary interest include but are not limited to substance use disorder AND:

  • Implementation Science
  • Health Disparities/Racial Inequities
  • Addiction Health Services Research
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Recovery oriented systems of care and peer-led services
  • Measurement and Scale Development

Position summaries:

  1. With our first opening, we hope to bring more qualitative and community-based research skills to our team. This individual will help lead several existing efforts about peer specialists, harm reduction, recovery-oriented systems of care, and racial inequities, as well as develop their own research program and lead future projects. To learn more about the role and apply, please visit:
  1. With our second position, we’re looking for someone with strong quantitative skills and an interest in substance use intervention outcomes. They will be the lead evaluator of MO’s current State Opioid Response grant (, plus pursue their own research projects with existing datasets (e.g., statewide service claims data, overdose events, beliefs/attitudes about SUD care) as well as new data sources. To learn more about this role and apply, please visit:


Other helpful info:

  • The individuals in these positions will work closely with new substance-use focused faculty in UMSL's Dept of Psychological Sciences, as well as with staff and faculty across UMSL, a diverse campus committed to inclusive excellence.
  • Both positions are grant-funded for at least two years and, ideally, would turn into long-term career opportunities for those looking to do substance use-related research and evaluation in St. Louis. 
  • We're hoping for candidates who are inquisitive, collaborative, and dedicated to justice for all people who use drugs. Candidates from minoritized backgrounds and those with lived experience with drug use and addiction are encouraged to apply.
  • Start dates are flexible, remote work in the first year is possible, and no post doc is required.


Much more information is in the full job posts linked above and below - please circulate across your networks!

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