RTI International — Doctoral-level Research Analyst

Doctoral-level Research Analyst (2208G)

RTI International’s Education and Workforce Development (EWD) Center for Education Survey Research and Analysis has an immediate opening for a Doctoral-level Research Education Analyst. The Center offers state-of-the-art capabilities in all aspects of designing and conducting cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys and administrative data collections and conducting higher education research.

The successful applicant will focus on substantive research addressing problems currently facing postsecondary students and their families, and postsecondary institutions. Work activities will include: instrument design, data collection support and reporting, planning and performing advanced statistical analyses, manipulating large data sets, reporting study and methodological findings, and documenting data files and quality control procedures.

This position can be located at our headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Berkeley, California and Teleworking will also be considered.

Please include cover letter when applying.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading project activities in analysis and reporting for studies in postsecondary education, providing substantive input and direction to project staff, and assisting in the design of data collection instruments.
  • Performing complex data management and decision making across numerous administrative and survey sources.
  • Disseminating results through presentation and publication, preparing reports and papers for peer-reviewed publication, and participating in professional meetings and associations.
  • Contributing to and developing proposals for grant applications and/or contracts, and participating in research planning and development, in the area of higher education research.
  • Writing project reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content including data summaries and other findings.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests from the US Department of Education that involve detailed knowledge of federal education data sets.


  • Doctorate in higher education or related field with at least five year’s experience with analyzing large education datasets, or Master’s degree with at least nine years’ of related experience with demonstrated expertise in conducting research on topics in student financial aid and/or, more generally, higher education at the national, state, institution, and/or student level(s). Familiarity with NCES datasets (e.g., IPEDS, NPSAS, BPS, HSLS, ELS) preferred.
  • Experience involving data manipulation, survey design, and/or data analysis.
  • Expertise in quantitative methods and data management, and with SAS, Stata, or R.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to synthesize data and communicate findings effectively.
  • Ability to lead project teams and maintain good working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, and clients.
  • Conference presentations and publications, preferably in peer reviewed journals.
  • Ability to successfully obtain a Position of Trust Clearance.
  • 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.

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.

Additional Information

  • Maximum Salary: $105,000
  • Minimum Salary: $86,000