Working for RDA

If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity in the area of social and health services research, RDA is often in search of research managers, research analysts, statistical programmers and application developers. Generally, we search for people with the following skills:

Research Managers: These positions generally require a Ph.D. and demonstrated knowledge of the research methods and topics appropriate to each project. Authorship of government reports or peer reviewed publications based on scientific research is highly desired. All RDA projects require the ability to carry out complex scientific research, conduct and interpret statistical analysis, and write the research results clearly for non-technical audiences. Complex statistical methods are often necessary, although some projects rely heavily on descriptive statistics.

Research Analysts and Project Staff: A Master's or a Bachelor's degree with experience in scientific research is preferred. Requirements are project specific, but statistical analysis or programming skills are often needed. Literature review and writing skills are also occasionally needed. These positions are well suited to individuals planning to pursue further studies who would like additional research experience.

Statistical Programmers and Application Developers: Research experience and a graduate degree in social sciences, computer science, geographic information systems, or other technical area is preferred. Experience in programming, database design, working on project teams, SAS, R, Oracle, SQL and ArcGIS are highly desirable.

If you are interested in working with RDA, please send an e-mail including your resume to Alice Huber, Ph.D., Executive Director of RDA.