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Research Triangle Institute

Durham, NC

Master's Level - Communication Research Analyst

LocationDurham, North Carolina 27713
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-02-16
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Valid Through2023-11-21

Job Description:

RTI’s Center for Communication and Engagement Research seeks a communication research analyst to support the research, design, delivery, and evaluation of strategic communication programs, campaigns, and interventions focused on diverse community members.

Our Center includes behavioral scientists and communication strategists with deep expertise across the entire communication continuum. Our staff apply expertise to research, design, deliver and evaluate programs, intervention, and campaigns that capture attention, promote better decision-making, and motivate behavior change. We work to tackle critical problems in public health and health care, social justice, and the environment, using equity-centered research.

We’re looking for an inspired and solution-minded strategic thinker and doer. This person will be motivated, detail-oriented, and collaborative with excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. This person will have the ability to establish effective working relationships with managers and coworkers; support multiple project teams; be organized, able to prioritize tasks; and perform effectively in a fast-paced work environment.

This position is open to individuals interested in working from our headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; one of RTI’s regional offices; or as a teleworker. Limited travel for data collection activities is likely.

Responsibilities to include, but not be limited to:

  • Plan and conduct qualitative data collection such as focus groups and in-depth interviews either virtually or in-person.

  • Develop interview guides, recruiting materials, and survey instruments.

  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis and synthesis.

  • Conduct and synthesize findings from literature reviews and environmental scans.

  • Craft and implement evidence-based and theory-driven solutions that support learning and behavior change.

  • Develop and refine communication products, including messages, concepts, materials, and interventions.

  • Communicate effectively with technical, research, production, and project team members to successfully manage integrated activities and produce solutions.

  • Prepare drafts of project reports and manuscripts.

  • Prepare drafts of PowerPoint presentations and contribute to final project briefings.

  • Contribute to preparing sections of technical proposals.

  • Additional duties to be identified in collaboration with supervisor and project teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ related experience or Master’s degree and 1 years’ related experience

  • Degree in a Social Science, Communication, Public Health, or related field

  • Knowledge of social and behavior change theories and their application to interventions and strategies

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Approaches situations with a growth mindset

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require sponsorship for employment visa status, now or in the future.

Desired Skills:

  • Multicultural or bilingual communication skills a plus

  • Experience using analysis software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, NVivo)

Please include a cover letter in your application. You can include the cover letter and the resume in the same document.


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.

For USA Job Postings Only: RTI participates in the US Government E-Verify program. Further information regarding the E-Verify program and laws that are designed to protect you against discrimination relating to your legal right to work in the US can be found here.

For San Francisco, CA USA Job Postings Only: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Further information is available here.

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.

$70,000 - $87,000

Requisition ID: 23-9659

Street: 3040 Cornwallis Road

Job ID: 6992446015387449493

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