Public Health Analyst for Scientific Writing

  • Salary:
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Health / Medical
  • Deadline:
    December 23, 2022



Do you have a passion for scientific writing and supporting publications that could influence public health or solve complex problems?  Have you ever wanted to help solve problems facing our country and countries around the world? If so, we have the opportunity for you! Come join our team to deliver the promise of science for the global good.


RTI is seeking a Public Health Analyst for Scientific Writing to provide support for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Global Health, Division of Global Health Protection’s (DGHP) Science and Strategic Information Office. This position is based in Atlanta and work may need to be conducted onsite at CDC facilities.

We are seeking a new member to join our exciting, fast-paced project supporting DGHPs Science and Strategic Information Office. We provide support to DGHP’s Global Health Security (GHS) projects with a particular focus on the DGHP’s Core 4 technical areas (surveillance systems, laboratory systems, public health workforce, and emergency response) and the COVID-19 pandemic response. This team member will provide much needed support to increase the quality of scientific writing within DGHP by assisting authors with preparing, drafting, and finalizing manuscripts for scientific publications. Additionally, they will work with DGHP to plan, coordinate and conduct scientific writing workshops, especially for authors where English is a second language.


  • Monitor manuscript submissions, collect data on acceptance and rejections and critique from journal editors, and prepare quarterly reports
  • Support the coordination, development, production, tracking and analysis of publications by Division co-authors and any supplement publications
  • Conduct training sessions on how to organize, draft and develop manuscripts as part of a pre-clearance process
  • Provide technical support and assistance to DGHP Branches and CDC Country Offices on manuscript development and scientific writing.
  • Support development of scientific materials, such as presentations, reports, scientific briefs, and potential manuscripts and supplements
  • Provide monthly reports summarizing manuscript development support and technical assistance provided
  • Provide bi-annual reports summarizing science writing sessions/workshops conducted


    • Master’s degree in public health or related field and one year of experience or a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of directly related experience
    • Experience writing and/or editing scientific materials, technical reports or publications
    • Experience with data or knowledge management
    • Familiarity with a second language

Preferred skills and experience, but not necessary or required:

    • Experience working with CDC and security clearance with CDC preferred.

EEO & Pay Equity Statements

As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach and one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit

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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.

Hiring Salary Range

$60,000 – $74,000