Researcher II

$63,000 - $73,000 yearly
  • OMNI Institute
  • Remote (Denver, CO, USA)
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full time Data Science Health Care Nonprofit-Social Services Professional Services Research Statistics All Majors Welcomed

Job Description

OMNI Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit consultancy that supports nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, government agencies, and social ventures to accelerate positive social change in their communities.  We provide research, evaluation, capacity building, and technical assistance through a 100% fee-for-service project-based consulting model. We have 40 staff in our Denver HQ and in other US locations. Our primary areas of research include Public and Behavioral Health (substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery; food insecurity; maternal health, health equity), Human Development (education; child and family poverty; economic mobility, homelessness), and Adult and Juvenile Justice (juvenile diversion & restorative justice, behavioral health for system-involved populations, community policing, racial and ethnic policing disparities).  

The Opportunity

OMNI Institute seeks candidates for a Researcher II role focused on quantitative methods in our public and behavioral health focus areas.  As a Researcher II, you will lead projects, design and implement quantitative methodologies, provide supervision to research staff and project teams, and manage client project relationships and deliverables. 

Knowledge of one of more of OMNI Institute’s content areas of focus is required, as well as the ability to develop and execute on complex quantitative analytic study designs. 

Key Qualifications

  • A passion for solving pressing social challenges, with specific interest in, and experience with, one of OMNI’s core public health content areas, especially substance use disorder treatment.
  • Experience managing projects with multiple team members with inter-dependent work-streams, that required organizational skills, attention to detail, and managing your time and the time of team members.
  • Innate curiosity with a desire to always ask more questions, look at information from a different perspective, and question how you can make something better.
  • The ability to adapt, learn, and grow through your work; to hold your work and methods to high standards.
  • Excellent communication and client relationship skills, both written and verbal, and experience working with diverse communities, colleagues, and stakeholders.
  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of diverse communities and employing an equitable evaluation lens throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Experience conducting research in an applied setting and a strong understanding of quantitative research design and methods.
  • Experience leading projects in an applied setting or specific training in project management and experience managing complex projects with multiple team members and deadlines.

Additional Qualifications

Typical candidates will have:

  • Masters-level training in a social science field with experience in applied research (Doctoral-level training with applied experience preferred).
  • Formal training in social science research methodology and statistical analysis. 
  • Familiarity with R programming language.
  • Comfort working in and managing large datasets and conducting and interpreting descriptive and inferential statistics.
  • Experience with multi-level and more advanced statistical modeling.

Diversity Statement

We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, those who were first in their families to attend college, and people who are from low income backgrounds. 

As a proud equal opportunity workplace, we believe that a diverse team is fundamental to living our core values. Diverse perspectives provide new ways of asking questions (Inquiry), fresh approaches to tackling challenges (Agility), inspiration to produce better work (Excellence), and contribute to a greater shared understanding of our community and sense of connection among our staff and to our clients (Connection).

Salary & Benefits: The expected annualized salary for this position is $63,000 – $73,000 (depending on location) plus benefits including health, vision, dental, supplemental, 401k with company match, flexible working schedules, among other benefits.

Location: Denver, CO Preferred; remote candidates considered.