Senior Implementation Research Scientist, RTI International

Jun 24,2019 | Consortium_staff Job Opportunities

RTI International is recruiting for a Senior Implementation Research Scientist within their Social Policy, Health and Economics Research Unit. This individual will be tasked with applying implementation science methods to the design and execution of research and evaluation projects and tasks encompassing health, healthcare, and social welfare. The position can be located in Research Triangle Park NC, Washington DC, Waltham, MA, or Seattle, WA.
Responsibilities to include, but not be limited to:

  • Serving as Project Director or Principal investigator on medium to large-scale studies.
  • Conduct and supervise research including overseeing study design, data collection, data analysis and reporting.
  • Manage research budgets, contracts and subcontracts
  • Manage staff capacity and performance
  • Serve as the principal point of contact with clients
  • Lead proposals and grant applications; provide input on sections with high technical complexity requiring application of relevant implementation science theories, frameworks and methodologies
  • Increase scientific stature in the area of implementation science by publishing papers to peer-reviewed journals, participating in professional meetings and associations
  • Mentor junior scientists in implementation science methods.
  • Lead professional development activities to increase capacity for and understanding of implementation science method.
  • Participate in cross-institute initiatives and external collaborations that require implementation science expertise.

Required Experience/Qualifications:

  • PhD in public health, healthcare administration and management, health services research, organizational sociology or related field and a minimum of 8 years of applied research experience in implementation science in the healthcare, public health, or social service sector.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting implementation science study trials.
  • Demonstrated expertise in advanced¬†research methods, including mixed methods.
  • Experience in the fields of chronic disease (e.g. cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and HIV), infectious disease, cancer, community health, population health, or healthcare services quality improvement preferred.
  • Proven ability to lead multi-stakeholder initiatives and collaborations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to produce clear, concise reports and presentations about data and complex issues and the ability to communicate with government officials and clients
  • Demonstrated scientific stature in peer-review publications and service to professional organizations.
  • Experience in mentoring trainees and other staff
  • Ability to meet frequent, multiple and tight deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team
  • Proven ability to lead medium to large sized projects or study teams with six or more staff
  • Ability to travel within the U.S and internationally.
  • 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:

  • Proven success of securing contracts or grants valued at $250,000 or higher or similarly valued grant funding from state or federal agencies (e.g., DHHS, AHRQ, NIH, CMS, CDC, SAMHSA, HRSA, VA, DOD), PCORI, or foundations is preferred.

Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. For more information, view the job posting.