Research Associate

Advocates For Human Potential, Inc. Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 1 week ago

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. ("AHP"), is seeking a Research Associate to join our team of leading researchers in behavioral health studies. This position will be located in AHPs Chicago, IL office.

One example of the types of projects on which you might work is a multi-site, longitudinal mixed-methods study of intensive wraparound and substance use case management services for families with substance use disorders who are involved in the child welfare system. Another is a process evaluation of medication assisted treatment and recovery support services for people with opioid use disorders.


  • Managing implementation of all or a portion of evaluation/research plans including participating in project meetings, coordinating stakeholder meetings, managing data collection, submitting IRB applications, resolving problems and tracking project timelines and deliverables.

  • Enrolling, tracking, and conducting interviews with study participants

  • Leading participant focus groups and key informant interviews

  • Maintaining interviewee payment and tracking databases

  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses

  • Preparing reports, presentations, data dictionaries, literature reviews, and other work products

  • Contributing to business development efforts

  • Participating in data collection and data quality/integrity tasks

  • Meeting regularly with the project team to discuss interviewing, data, and any difficulties

  • Acting as a liaison between the evaluation and provider staff regarding client enrollment and data collection

  • Preparing reports summarizing data and key project results


  • A Bachelors degree or higher in social work, psychology, public health, or related field.

  • Strong knowledge of social science research study design and methods.

  • Previous experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis, data collection, proposal writing, and project management is strongly preferred.

  • Experience working directly with individuals with substance use disorders and/or families involved in the child welfare system who are receiving publicly-funded treatment services is also preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.

  • Ability to perform duties that require close attention to detail.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisor, technical staff, partners and clients.

  • Ability to operate in a team environment and be flexible in taking on and performing assignments as necessary.

  • Ability to travel within the state and reliable transportation.

  • Proficient in Stata, REDCap, MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and qualitative analysis and citation management software.

Advocates for Human Potential is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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