Overview

PIRE is seeking early career investigators to join our team. This opportunity is open to junior investigators who wish to grow their research program while enhancing PIRE’s growing portfolio, including research in areas such as: health, mental health, and substance use; child welfare; education; criminal justice; public policy; state, county, and community partnerships; and program evaluation.  PIRE is actively expanding our research portfolio related to health disparities and implementation science, with special emphasis on mixed-methods research to enhance the health and wellbeing of underserved populations. However, PIRE is not limiting this opportunity to those areas.

We invite a CV and letter of introduction from early career investigators who have:

Strong skills in project management, research collaboration, and proposal development;
A track record of relevant publications; and
Experience writing grant and/ or proposal applications for NIH, SAMHSA and/or other agencies that fund scientific research.

PIRE is a soft-money and self-funded research organization. This independence and freedom come with the responsibility of seeking and securing one’s own funding. As part of your CV and introduction, please share a brief description of your research interests and potential funders.

Successful applicants will be expected to pursue their own research while collaborating with other PIRE scientists in areas of mutual interest. Current or recent funding from NIH, SAMHSA, and/or other federal or state agencies is desired but not required. PIRE is prepared to assist researchers who submit applications with startup funding, mentorship, administrative assistance, and collaborative scientific support. Employment is contingent upon successful awards.

PIRE has a strong commitment to research dissemination and moving science to practice and practice to science. The implementation of our work is demonstrated in peer-reviewed journal articles, reports for government and lay audiences and professional presentations. Documentation of PIRE’s capabilities and work in these areas can be found on PIRE’s website (www.pire.org). We also have positions at our four other locations: Berkeley, CA, Beltsville, MD, Chapel Hill, NC, and Louisville, KY.

We look forward to talking with you about your interests and how your research can grow with PIRE.
Job Requirements
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to beginning work at PIRE except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation.

About PIRE

PIRE has a significant national presence in the area of applied science, with funded research projects at its centers on prevention, treatment, and policy research. PIRE social scientists and practitioners continually focus on the design and implementation of complex program evaluation strategies and the conduct of research related to health and social issues, and criminal justice. PIRE practitioners and scientists provide training and technical assistance in many health-related areas to states and communities that are attempting to improve public health.

PIRE is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer
PIRE is a diverse community devoted to the promotion and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, gender or physical ability. Each employee, regardless of position, is expected to support actively the organization's commitment to such diversity by displaying a positive attitude toward and acceptance of all employees regardless of such differences.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
PIRE will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact Human Resources by email at hr@pire.org.