Research Faculty I, 12 Month Salaried (Florida Center for Prevention Research)

Florida State University
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-The Research Faculty I candidate will serve as one of the lead researchers on substance abuse prevention projects, with a special focus on opioid use prevention and abatement.

-Work closely with the FCPR Director, other FCPR researchers, grant sponsors, and other community partners in carrying out grant activities and ensuring grant deliverables are completed in a timely and efficient manner.

-Oversee data collection, management, and analysis of data collected during research projects, including quantitative and qualitative data.

-Work individually and with the FCPR team to disseminate research findings through preparing manuscripts for publication as well as technical reports to meet grant reporting requirements.

-Seek additional external funding sources by preparing grant applications that align with the mission of FCPR, with the goal of serving as Principal Investigator on future projects.

-Mentoring junior research faculty and graduate students.


Minimum qualifications:

-Academic doctorate or highest-level terminal degree from an accredited institution in Human Development & Family Science, Social Work, Public Health, or related social science field.
-Two or more years of research experience in substance abuse prevention or substance use disorder.
-Demonstrated record of achievement in research, with an established or growing record of research in substance abuse prevention or substance use disorder.
-Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative research designs, with experience using data management and data analysis systems and software (e.g., SPSS, Stata, MPlus, R, Qualtrics).
-Highly proficient with computer software programs including Microsoft Suite, Teams, and SharePoint.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Excellent organization and time management skills.
-Creative, motivated, and able to work well individually and with a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Proven track record of research success in substance abuse prevention or substance use disorder
-Knowledge of the Social Determinants of Health Framework
-Experience in opioid prevention and abatement
-Experience in policy analysis of substance-related issues
-Experience or knowledge of program evaluation research methodologies
-Excellent mentoring skills, which are highly valued as critical contributors to our mission of training the next generation of scholars


Organization Summary

Florida State University - Florida Center for Prevention Research

Our vision is to serve as a resource to partners throughout Florida and beyond as we seek to foster positive youth and family development so that individuals, families, and communities can function optimally.

Our mission is to provide evidence-based prevention services, conduct high-quality prevention research, and perform program evaluation in the areas of Family Life Education, alcohol and substance abuse prevention, juvenile delinquency prevention, and sexual violence prevention throughout Florida and beyond, with a special emphasis on rural and underserved populations.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
This position is funded by soft money.

2200 Old St. Augustine Road
Tallahassee, FL 32301
United States

How to Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU>Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

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Application Deadline
July 12