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RTI’s Behavioral Health Financing, Economics, and Evaluation Program seeks a Master’s-Level Health Analyst with strong quantitative capabilities. The position will be based in one of three locations: Chicago, IL; Research Triangle Park, NC; or Rockville, MD office. Location will be determined after applications are received.


The center conducts contract and grant funded work in epidemiology, health policy, public health, and health economics, with a primary focus on substance use and mental health. The position is likely most suitable for candidates with a background or major in disciplines such as economics, decision science, health services research, public policy, epidemiology, and operations research. The successful applicant will play a role in the application of a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods in support of projects that monitor and evaluate efforts to improve behavioral health.


Candidates with excellent quantitative skills, a willingness to work in a team environment, and proven communication abilities are encouraged to apply. This position offers significant professional development opportunities with a leading research organization. 


Please include a cover letter and your overall GPA on your resume.

  • Conduct quantitative analyses on a range of projects for federal, state, and local governmental and non-profit clients
  • Code, clean, and manage datasets using statistical software such as Stata, SAS, R, and Excel
  • Perform statistical analyses under the direction of senior staff
  • Program cost-effectiveness, budget impact, cost-of-illness, disease transmission, and budget allocation models using decision-analytic techniques such as decision trees, Markov modeling, microsimulation, and optimization modeling
  • Interpret and report on findings from data
  • Contribute to discussions with external stakeholders
  • Synthesize qualitative findings for reports
  • Review the literature in health services research, economics, or social science to identify specific findings
  • Assist in the creation of scientific publications and technical reports by providing research support for senior staff
  • Prepare tables and charts; write sections of reports and proposals
  • Compile meeting notes and manage basic project correspondence
  • Interact and communicate regularly with internal team members 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in economics, decision science, health services research, public policy, or social science field required
  • Quantitative research experience or course work in quantitative health, public policy, or social science field
  • Proficiency in Stata or similar statistical software, such as SAS or R, is required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required
  • Exemplary oral, written, and inter-personal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage tasks on multiple projects  
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher 


Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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