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RTI Internaiotnal has an opening for a Research Programmer/ Analyst 1 in our Waltham, MA or Research Triangel Park, NC location.  Please view the job description and aplication process below.  If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected].


Application Process:

Please go to and apply at REQ 14367.  You can also email John Gard at [email protected].



About RTI International:

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 2,800 provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory and chemistry services.


Job Description:

The Health Data Informatics program within the Division for Health Services and Fiscal Policy Research has an opening for a Senior Programmer/ Analyst 1.  The Research Programmer/Analyst 1 will work with researchers to analyze and organize complex qualitative and quantitative clinical, financial and administrative data from multiple sources, and to synthesize results into meaningful reports.  This position can be located in Waltham, MA or Research Triangle Park, NC.



Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Constructing analytic datasets using primarily SAS, and producing output – reports, tables and figures – driven by project-specific needs
  • Providing database support and maintenance
  • Documenting steps taken and proofing/crosschecking results
  • Assisting in the preparation of analytic results in the form of client reports



  • BS/BA with 6 years of experience or advanced degree with 3 years of experience in data-oriented, computing specialty, or equivalent education and experience is required
  • A minimum of 3 years of programming experience working in software environment for statistical computing and graphics with such programming languages as SAS, Stata or R  (SAS experience is preferred, but we will train the appropriate candidate) is required
  • Experience working with design and maintenance of relational databases (such as Microsoft SQL or Oracle) is highly desirable
  • Extensive experience working with health-related data, which can include Medicare or Medicaid data, complex surveys like the Health Outcome Survey, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, or Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey for example, is highly desirable
  • Unix/Linux or z/OS platform experience is desirable
  • Strong SAS data step skills are highly desirable
  • PC proficiency is a must
  • Strong written and oral English-language skills, the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced multitasking environment, the ability to work independently and as part of a team are required
  • Exceptional judgment and discretion in working with confidential data is necessary
  • Strong skills in using descriptive statistical procedures are advantageous
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Access and Excel is advantageous
  • 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



Tags: claims, medicaid, medicare, oracle, pogrammer, research, sQL, sas, stata, unix/linux, More…z/os

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