Brown University — Technology Transfer Specialist

Job Description:

The Technology Transfer Specialist (TTS) will successfully identify needs of stakeholders in HHS Region 1 (New England) around opioid use disorder and stimulant use disorder.  As part of the Opioid Response Network (ORN), the TTS will respond to technical assistance (TA) requests and facilitate planning, communication, and provision of appropriate TA with individuals and organizations, such as training and educational programming and matching evidence-based interventions to state specific needs and requests. Alongside the Project Director, the TTS will lead communication channels among TA providers, ensure proper staffing of regional TA teams, and ensure proper execution of TA deliverables. Related responsibilities include working independently to coordinate additional project activities and overseeing day-to-day project operations. This position requires an understanding of evidence-based practices (EBPs), treatment, and recovery support services for substance, stimulant, and opioid use disorder, as well as the ability to work independently with professionals from a variety of disciplines (e.g., psychiatry, nursing, medicine, social work, corrections and community corrections, and behavioral health).

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of September 29, 2023, which may be extended based upon available funding.

Job Qualifications
Education and Experience

  • Required:  Master’s Degree in public health, psychology or a related field, or Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in a related field or project management in mental health or behavioral health
  • Previous experience in research setting or in public health
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with substance use and mental health state and community agencies from a wide variety of disciplines (i.e., corrections settings, treatment centers, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working in the field of substance use disorder treatment or recovery support, and regional and community organizations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), Google Suite, Zoom (meetings and webinars)
  • Coursework in addiction, substance use and/or psychopharmacology is preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Ability to work as part of a team, set goals and work independently to manage both short- and long-term responsibilities. Extensive virtual/remote work is involved.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work conditions and problem solve.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize effort to meet project goals.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse culture and educational backgrounds and in a variety of roles.
  • Ability to develop procedures for identification, assessment, and delivery of intensive technical assistance and fidelity monitoring.
  • Familiarity with policies related to behavioral health, especially substance use disorders; An understanding of evidence-based practices, treatment, and recovery support services for opioid and stimulant use disorder preferred.
  • Preferred experience working with regional and community organizations
  • Candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

This position requires flexibility and willingness to adapt to and meet changing priorities and state-imposed deadlines; ability to work as part of a team, but also highly independently using both a proactive and reactive problem-solving orientation. Requires a valid driver’s license and car for travel throughout the region, will require overnight travel, when safe travel resumes. This is a grant funded position contingent upon continuous funding.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Technology Transfer Specialist

Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies

Grade 9

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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