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Senior Research Public Health Analyst - Behavioral Health Research at RTI Research Triangle Institute

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Job Description:

RTI International's Center for Behavioral Health Epidemiology, Implementation, and Evaluation Research (CBHEIER) is seeking a Senior Researcher in the discipline of health services research, epidemiology, psychology, sociology, or public policy. The successful applicant should have demonstrated experience in behavioral health research with a focus on the military population preferred. The position also requires demonstrated experience in project leadership and business development. The Center conducts contract and grant funded work in behavioral health research with a primary focus on mental health (e.g., PTSD) and substance use (e.g., misuse, substance use disorders), to meet RTI's mission of improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.

The successful applicant must have the ability to correctly conceptualize behavioral health research questions; design and implement appropriate research methods; obtain the necessary data; apply appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative techniques; and effectively communicate both orally and in writing with clients and staff, including non-technical audiences. The successful candidate also will be expected to lead contract and/or grant proposals to government agencies and other funding sources as well as contribute to the division's business development activities. The candidate should have an interest in contributing to the profession through publications and presentations. RTI International provides extensive support to assist in all aspects of the research process.

Office locations include Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and the Washington, DC area. Telework arrangements are also permitted.

Responsibilities/duties to include, but not be limited to:

  • Lead behavioral health studies, including managing multidisciplinary teams;

  • Develop and implement statistical analysis plans and evaluation designs;

  • Develop technical reports and scientific manuscripts;

  • Motivate, mentor, and supervise junior and mid-level research staff to achieve project goals;

  • Effectively communicate with project team members, external collaborators, and study sponsors and at industry and academic conferences; and

  • Assist in business development activities to include identifying funding opportunities, developing client relationships, and building strategic partnerships with the goal to increase revenue, enhance RTI's scientific stature and deliver solutions to the SAMHSA, DoD, NIMH, and other clients.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Health Services Research, Psychology, Sociology, Epidemiology, Policy, or related field with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

  • Strong skills in quantitative analysis, program evaluation, policy analysis, proposal and report writing, and/or project management.

  • Background/expertise in behavioral health research.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, good attention to detail, and ability to work successfully in multidisciplinary teams.

  • 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:

  • Experience working on federal research contracts, including Department of Defense.

  • Experience mentoring junior and mid-level staff.

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