The Center for Health Policy Science & Tobacco Research has an opening for a Master’s Level Health Analyst position in our Research Triangle Park, NC office.
The Center performs economic, policy, and program evaluation research in the area of 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, 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. The position offers significant professional development opportunities at a leading research organization with nationally recognized experience in tobacco control research. This position involves supporting implementation and/or outcome evaluations in areas such as public health policy, media campaigns, health systems change, and community interventions. The analyst will collaborate with several project teams and will work independently to efficiently manage multiple and overlapping timelines and deliverables.
Please include a cover letter and writing sample with your application.
Assisting with theory-driven evaluation planning and study implementation, including working on a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative research activities Reviewing published and web-based literature and other information sources Assisting with coordination of qualitative or quantitative data collection, including contributing to survey instruments or moderator guides, notetaking during interviews or focus groups, conducting interviews, and coding of qualitative data Assisting in qualitative or quantitative data analysis under the direction of project or task leaders Preparing summaries, tables, and report sections according to style and format requirements of individual projects Presenting research findings to internal audiences, clients, and professional meetings Assisting in the development of business proposals (e.g., gathering background information, writing proposal sections) 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
Master’s degree in public health or a related social science field and an interest in public health research and evaluation. (May 2020 graduates will be considered) Demonstrated interest/background in health and/or public health research Experience and/or coursework in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods Proficiency with MS Office Suite (e.g., Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required; Proficiency in Visio or OneNote is a plus) Strong writing skills and ability to synthesize analysis results into clearly written scientific reports Demonstrated oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; a writing sample is required Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously Excellent attention to detail and strong organization skills 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
Experience writing scientific/technical research reports (for example a senior or master’s thesis or equivalent)