Substance Use Epidemiology Opportunity at NYS OASAS

The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) is recruiting for a Research Scientist 4 specializing in Substance Use Epidemiology to lead the OASAS Epidemiology and Needs Assessment unit.  Below is a summary of the position, and the complete posting is found at  

Position Summary

The Research Scientist 4 directs the Epidemiology and Needs Assessment Unit’s functions that include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring and assessing prevalence instruments such as the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
  • Designing and implementing OASAS-sponsored prevalence surveys.
  • Collecting and analyzing public health data related to the consequences of addiction (e.g., overdose mortality, motor vehicle injuries and deaths, newborns with neonatal withdrawal symptoms, etc.).
  • Creating data products that highlight the findings from the above that are relevant to New York State and the work of OASAS.
  • Working with OASAS subject matter experts to design and implement surveys of addiction service providers and programs.