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Senior Scientist - Criminal Justice

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), is pleased to announce a career opportunity as a Senior Scientist, focusing on criminal justice topics. Interested in bringing your expertise and experience and working with an invested, energetic team to grow it to the next level? This may be the position for you!


AHP (www.ahpnet.com), is a fast-growing consulting and research firm specializing in health and behavioral health, offering technical assistance and training, system and program development, resource development and dissemination, and research and evaluation. Our core content areas include substance use treatment and prevention, mental health policy and services, co-occurring disorders, child welfare, workforce development, homelessness and housing, and criminal justice.


  • Provide scientific and management leadership for a portfolio of large, complex projects, specifically in the area of criminal justice.

  • Build, mentor, and lead cohesive, multidisciplinary, and client-focused teams, applying best practices in project management and methods with an emphasis on quality and fiscal responsibility.

  • Develop and lead new business opportunities in area of expertise.

  • Lead project meetings and other activities, assign responsibilities, supervise staff, resolve problems, and track budgets and timelines.

  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses.

  • Prepare reports, presentations, literature reviews and other work products.


  • Education: Ph.D.

  • Expertise in winning, designing, and leading research or evaluation projects in criminal justice

  • Evidence of ability to win, manage, and monitor government contracts, grants, and/or cooperative agreements is required.
  • Prior experience winning, designing and implementing research projects funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and other federal, state, or local agencies is required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisor, technical staff, partners, and clients.

  • Work environment: Interacting with multiple stakeholders. Work is broad in scope covering one or more complicated areas. A high degree of design and analytic ability and creative thinking is required to devise new, non-standard approaches to highly intricate, technically complex problems. Hybrid working modality and flexible working hours.

  • Personal attributes:

    • Attentive to details and excellent design, planning, and organization skills;

    • Can communicate effectively with state leadership, organizational management, and community stakeholders;

    • Skills, temperament, and interest in mentoring and training R&E Center staff;

    • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups and in highly complex and demanding situations; and

    • Enthusiastic and curious about new methods and technologies, eager to learn, and active in taking on initiatives and new responsibilities.

  • Experience with quantitative analysis software (Stata strongly preferred), data collection tools (e.g., REDCap), qualitative analysis software (e.g., Dedoose) MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and citation management software.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At AHP, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Salary Range: $100,000 - $120,000

AHP, in an effort to be transparent with applicants about salary and in compliance with various state pay disclosure requirements, publishes the following information which is current as of the date of posting. The base salary range above represents the low and high end of the AHP salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be high or low in the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and education. The range listed is just one component of AHP’s total compensation package for employees.

Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, AHP provides a variety of benefits to employees, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family, a retirement plan with a 3% match, student loan repayment assistance, employer-paid life and disability insurance, generous paid time off, and much more.

AHP is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.