Social and Health Organizational Research and Evaluation Analyst

RTI International - Durham, NC

RTI's Social and Health Organizational Research and Evaluation (SHORE) program has an immediate opening for an Entry-Level Analyst who will provide coordination and analysis support to a variety of research and evaluation projects. As an Analyst you will function as an integral part of a team by providing analytic and project management support to senior staff conducting health services research and public health evaluations. This position will support a variety of health and public-health related research and evaluation projects involving quantitative and/or qualitative methods. The analyst will conduct project tasks under the direction of more senior team members.

This position is an opportunity for an entry level professional seeking an opportunity to expand her/his project analysis/research experience in the health services/evaluations field, in an employee friendly environment.

This position will be in our Research Triangle Park, NC; Washington DC; or Atlanta office.

Please include a cover letter and writing sample with your application.

Administrative responsibilities may include:
Overall coordination of internal and external project communications and meetings, including scheduling meetings, development of meeting agendas, detailed-notetaking, and further follow up as necessary, as well as drafting progress reports and monitoring achievement of project milestones.

Maintain files to document work performed, including calculations, spreadsheets, memoranda, references, reviewer comments, etc.

Research responsibilities may include:
Assisting with a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative research activities
Reviewing published and web-based literature and other information sources (i.e., abstracting data from studies, organizing it for analysis, systematic reviews)
Assisting with coordination of primary data collection, including notetaking during interviews or focus groups, and coding of qualitative data

Traveling to conduct site visits
Assisting with qualitative or quantitative data collection and preparation of data for further review and analysis
Compiling and/or extracting quantitative data from multiple sources to prepare summaries, tables, and report sections
Assisting in qualitative or quantitative data analysis under the direction of project or task leaders
Compiling and managing databases, using cloud-based (e.g., Abstrackr, DistillerSR) and desktop-based (e.g., Excel) software for organizing and tracking literature and data

Building and maintaining citation management databases (e.g., EndNote)
Contributing to and/or preparing portions of technical memoranda, reports and presentations according to style and format requirements of the individual project (e.g., preparation of tables, figures, and report sections)

Assisting in the development of business proposals (i.e. gathering background information, writing proposal sections, etc.)

Required Experience/Education:
BS/BA in public health, sociology, psychology, public administration, political science, economics or a related social science field and an interest in health research and evaluation. (May 2019 graduates will be considered)

A minimum 3.0 GPA or higher, transcripts may be requested

Demonstrated interest/background in health and/or public health research.

Quantitative and/or qualitative research methods demonstrated by relevant research experience/coursework

Experience programming in at least two of the following software packages: Stata, SAS, R, NVivo and/or Excel

Proficiency with MS Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Visio)

Familiarity with Microsoft Forms

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

Desired Qualifications:
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully in teams

Experience writing scientific/technical research reports (for example a senior or honors thesis or equivalent

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Excellent attention to detail and highly-organized