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We are glad you have chosen to visit NRI’s career page and learn how to join our team.

NRI is proud of its rich history of providing relevant, timely data, analysis, technical assistance, and research for policymakers in the behavioral health community. Our employees work together in a collegial environment to problem-solve and complete projects that enhance the quality of behavioral health care on a national and state level.

NRI periodically recruits qualified candidates to fill positions that are essential in making our mission a reality. Minorities, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and persons with experience in behavioral health services are encouraged to apply.

Current Openings

Behavioral Health Research and Development Associate

NRI is currently seeking a Behavioral Health Research and Development Associate who performs quantitative and qualitative research involving the organization, funding, operation, services, policies, statutes, staffing and the consumers of State Mental Health Agencies (SMHAs) and providers; assesses and maintains a database of procurement requirements of SMHAs and other state agencies; and drafts written reports or develops research products as needed. This position provides the candidate the opportunity to develop experience of both research and business development in the context of the public behavioral health system. Read full job description.

Senior Behavioral Health Research Associate

NRI is currently seeking a Senior Behavioral Health Research Associate. The Senior Behavioral Health Research Associate provides data collection and analyses—both qualitative and quantitative—of content related to the organization, funding, operation, services, policies, staffing, and consumers of State Behavioral Health Agencies (SBHAs) and/or State Medicaid Agencies (SMAs). The Senior Behavioral Health Research Associate works with team members on federal and state projects. Read full job description

To apply, please fill out the NRI Application, including salary expectations and submit along with your cover letter and resume to: [email protected]


Our work environment and generous benefits package includes:  

Alternative Work Schedule
Flexible Work Hours
Telework Schedule

​Paid Leave
10 Federal holidays
Vacation/Annual Leave
Sick Leave

​Insurance Plans
Employer paid Health and Dental
Employer paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
Employer paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Retirement Plan
NRI contributes a percentage of employee’s salary to our 401K plan after 1 year of employment

Employee Assistance Program
Professional Development
Casual Friday