Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Research & Data Analysis Division



If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity in the area of social and economic research, RDA is often in search of project managers, research analysts, programmers and database designers. Generally, we search for people with the following sorts of skills:

Research Project Directors: These positions generally require a Ph.D. or M.P.H. and demonstrated knowledge of the research methods and topics appropriate to each project. Authorship of government reports or peer review publications based on scientific research is important. Prior experience as a research project director is desirable. All RDA projects require the ability to carry out complex scientific research and write the research results clearly for non-technical audiences. Complex statistical methods are often necessary, but some projects focus instead on interviewing and observation.

Research Analysts and Sub-study Directors: A Master's or a Bachelor's degree with experience in scientific research is preferred. Statistical analysis or programming skills are often needed, but some projects need skilled interviewers.

Information Technology Analysts and Data Base designers: A Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, geographic information systems, or other technical area is preferred. Experience in programming, database design, working on project teams, SAS, Oracle, SQL and ArcGIS are highly desirable.

RDA also contracts with independent researchers, database firms and universities.

If you are interested in working with RDA, please send an e-mail including your resume or Statement of Qualifications to David Mancuso, Ph.D., Executive Director of RDA. David will pass your resume along to his project managers.