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The Center for Health Analytics, Media, and Policy (CHAMP) performs economic, policy, and program evaluation research in public health, with an emphasis on research on tobacco, vaping, and cannabis. Our funding sources include a diverse set of contracts and grants with the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and various state health departments around the country. The overarching goal of the Center is to conduct objective, theory-driven research and evaluations to guide the development and implementation of programs and policies and improve public health.

CHAMP is hiring for a Master's-level Research Analyst to support projects related to comprehensive tobacco control program and policy research and evaluation. Comprehensive tobacco control programs include mass reach health communication campaigns, interventions designed to strengthen health care systems, community-based prevention programs, smoking cessation programs, policy advocacy, and ongoing surveillance and monitoring of tobacco use and related measures. Policy evaluation studies involve evaluation planning, study design, overseeing data collection and acquisition of secondary data, managing data analysis and interpretation, and synthesizing findings into summary deliverables that address key policy evaluation questions. The Research Analyst will be involved in research and evaluation projects designed to support each of these areas. The Research Analyst will collaborate with several project teams and will work independently to efficiently manage multiple and overlapping timelines and deliverables. The position offers significant professional development opportunities at a leading research organization with nationally recognized experience in public health research, including tobacco control and health services research. 

Please include a cover letter and writing sample with your application (e.g., a manuscript, report, or other document [or an excerpt] on which you were the lead author or had a significant role).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Leading theory-driven evaluation planning and preparation of logic/conceptual models
  • Leading qualitative and/or quantitative data collection, including contributing to study design, development of survey instruments or moderator guides, managing data collection logistics, developing analysis plans, and coordinating with analysts, interpreting results, and preparing summary deliverables 
  • Working independently and as part of a team to make progress on studies and deliverables
  • Preparing summaries, tables, figures, report sections, reports, and PowerPoint presentations regarding tobacco-related surveillance results, policy evaluation studies, and related topics according to style and format requirements of individual projects
  • Actively participating in and/or leading meetings with internal teams and with clients
  • Reviewing published and web-based sources of information to incorporate relevant literature into written summaries, consider methodology options for future studies, and identify opportunities to contribute to the literature
  • Presenting research findings to internal audiences, clients, and professional meetings
  • Contributing to project logistics including coordinating internal and external project communications, scheduling meetings, developing meeting agendas, notetaking, and following up as necessary, as well as drafting progress reports and monitoring achievement of project milestones


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health or a related social or behavioral science field plus at least 3 years of experience in tobacco control research/evaluation; or a Bachelor's degree in public health or a related social or behavioral science field plus at least 5 years of experience in tobacco control research/evaluation
  • Experience and/or coursework in quantitative and qualitative research methods and analyses
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required) 
  • Strong writing skills and ability to synthesize analysis results into clearly written scientific reports
  • Experience writing scientific/technical research reports (e.g., a master’s thesis, formal reports, manuscripts); a writing sample will be required
  • Strong time management skills; ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Leading or managing staff on projects, tasks, or teams
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • Experience taking initiative, asking questions, clearly discussing options, and documenting decisions
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for visa employment status


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with data visualization
  • Experience with client management and/or customer service


The anticipated pay range for this role is listed below. Our pay ranges represent national averages and may vary by location as a geographic differential may be applied to some locations within the United States.


RTI considers multiple factors when making an offer including, for example: established salary range, internal budget, business needs, and education and years of work experience possessed by the applicant. Further, salary is merely one element to our offer.


At RTI, we demonstrate our commitment to rewarding individual and team achievement through a total rewards package. This package includes (among other things) a competitive base salary, a generous paid time off policy, merit based annual increases, bonus opportunities and a robust recognition program. Other benefits include a competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability), access to a retirement savings program such as a 401(k) plan, paid parental leave for all parents, financial assistance with adoption expenses or infertility treatments, financial reimbursement for education and developmental opportunities, an employee assistance program, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance.

As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging  in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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 and 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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