JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:
RTI is an independent, not-for-profit, university-affiliated multidisciplinary institute conducting impartial science-based research for government and industry. The main campus is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Regional offices are in Atlanta, Washington DC metro area, Waltham, MA, Chicago, IL, and other locations worldwide.
RTI seeks economists and health services/health policy researchers ranging from new, entry-level candidates to established researchers with relevant experience beyond the Ph.D. in academia, government, industry, or consulting. Candidates must have the ability to correctly conceptualize economic problems, design and implement appropriate research methods, apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques, and effectively communicate both orally and in writing with clients and staff including non-technical audiences. More experienced staff will lead ongoing and new projects and contribute to grant and contract proposals to government agencies and other funding sources. Candidates should have interest in developing a research agenda, obtaining funding and contributing to the profession through publications and presentations. RTI provides extensive support to assist in all aspects of the research process. For more information about RTI, see our website located at www.rti.org. RTI is currently recruiting in the following areas:
I0 Substance Abuse Economics and/or Substance Abuse Health Services Research
I0 Mental Health Economics and/or Mental Health Services Research
I0 Health Economics
J0 Labor Economics
Duties: Conduct program and policy analyses related to substance abuse and mental health. Areas of interest include: industrial organization of health care and insurance markets as they relate to substance abuse and mental health services provision; substance abuse and mental health care financing and reimbursement issues, including Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance; outcome evaluation of substance abuse and mental health treatment and prevention programs; cost and cost-effectiveness of substance abuse and mental health treatment and prevention programs; quantitative analysis of the effects of substance abuse control policies, including tax policy; econometric analyses of the relationship between substance abuse and mental health issues and social outcomes including educational and labor market outcomes.
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