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The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbiaTM) is seeking an MD or PhD in a clinical or health science field to serve as the Director of its Division of Policy Research and Analysis. The Division is dedicated to translating scientific knowledge about substance use and addiction into policy and practice and to helping integrate addiction prevention and treatment into mainstream medicine in America and beyond. Reporting directly to CASAColumbia’s Vice President for Policy, the Director will be responsible for:
• Establishing the Division’s agenda in the context of CASAColumbia’s mission and the agendas of other divisions.
• Identifying opportunities, shaping collaborative partnerships, and developing products and tools to infuse addiction science into public knowledge, inform and improve healthcare practice, and reduce costs to government.
• Securing funding to support the Division’s work.
• Increasing public awareness of addiction science, prevention, treatment, and disease management by drafting and delivering presentations, public comments, Op Eds, blog posts, and participating in TV, radio, and on-line interview.
• Improving addiction prevention and treatment policies and practices by preparing reports, white papers, and practice guides.
• Improving professional awareness of addiction science within the medical and public health fields and best practices in health care prevention and treatment by preparing peer-reviewed journal articles.
Applicant should demonstrate excellent analytic, management, writing, and communication skills, a history of contributions to the field of addiction, success in securing funding and publishing peer-reviewed articles, and an interest in translating scientific knowledge about substance use and addiction into policy and practice.
CASAColumbia is a unique action/think tank that brings together under one roof all the professional disciplines needed to study and address all manifestations of addiction (involving, for example, nicotine, alcohol, prescription and illegal drugs, obesity, gambling, sex, etc.) as they affect all aspects of society. Cover letters, resumes, and salary requirements should be e-mailed or faxed to: email@example.com; fax: 212-956-8020.