Starting annual salary range is $55,000 to $85,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. RMC Research Corporation’s comprehensive benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage; FSA; voluntary critical illness and accident coverages; life and long-term disability insurance; long-term care insurance; 9 paid holidays and 2-week vacation leave (progressive accruals); sick leave accrual; extended sick leave account; 401K retirement plan, and other benefits as described in the employee handbook.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 922PHRA
The Portland Oregon office of RMC Research is searching for a Research Associate to join our team to coordinate quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis, and reporting for multisite evaluations of public health and human services programs. The Research Associate will work with a collaborative team on a variety of projects over time and may contribute to proposal development. The successful candidate will immediately begin work on a five-person team on evaluations of opioid support and recovery programs. Great potential exists for significant expansion into multiple areas of research and evaluation.
Implements project plans and maintains timelines for multiple projects
Collaborates with clients and colleagues to ensure efficient completion of tasks
Maintains high level of communication with Project Officers and subgrantee agencies
Contribute to quantitative and qualitative research design, analyses, and reporting
Coordinate and conduct data collection efforts:
Design and supervise administration of web-based and paper-and-pencil surveys
Develop interview protocols
Develop structured observation and focus group protocols
Produce data collection training manuals
Facilitate data collection training for subgrantee agencies across Oregon
Oversee data collection and manage database development
Guide data entry and supervise data entry staff
Produce weekly progress reports
Identifies or designs appropriate instrumentation (e.g., surveys, interview protocols, observation protocols, knowledge assessments) and tools for study recruitment and management
Collects quantitative data (GPRAs, NOMs), ensuring reliability and validity
Assists project directors in preparing project submissions and materials for Institutional Review Board review, and follows IRB protocols
Data Management and Analysis
Coordinate data management and data quality control
Analyze quantitative data including descriptive and inferential analyses (t-tests, chi?square, logistic and multiple linear regression, and analysis of variance)
Interpret findings and contribute to development of reports, briefs, and presentations summarizing results and recommendations
Manages data in Microsoft Access and cleans data in SPSS
Writing and Presentation
Assists with writing proposals, research and evaluation plans and reports, literature reviews, and articles for various audiences; develops and delivers presentations
Advanced degree (MPH or similar preferred) with 2-3 years of work experience in research or evaluation methodologies in public health, health, or social sciences
Experience with organizing, training, and conducting data collection
Competence in using SPSS for descriptive and inferential analyses
Excellent writing, listening, and oral presentation skills for a variety of audiences
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other evaluation staff and with clients
Demonstrated ability to work independently, meet deadlines, take initiative, and coordinate with colleagues at varying organizational levels
Ability to present legal documentation to work in the U.S.
Advanced skills in database development, data analyses, and data visualization
Experience with data management and database development using software such as Microsoft Access and SQL, Tableau for dashboard development
Relevant content-area expertise in the fields of public health, addictions, youth development, and/or children and family services
RMC Research Corporation is a privately owned, for-profit firm that helps local, state, and federal agencies; philanthropic foundations; and social service organizations use program evaluation and applied research to improve the lives of their constituents. Though part of a national corporation, its local offices provide a small company feel where colleagues collaborate on designs, discuss findings, and leverage each other’s strengths to provide high-quality services for our clients.