RTI International seeks candidate for a Research Internship within the RTI's Biostatistics and Epidemiology Division (BiostatEpi). RTI's Biostatistics and Epidemiology Division (BiostatEpi) applies statistical and epidemiological research, surveillance, and evaluation methods to improve health in the U.S. and around the globe. In support of clinical studies and research networks, we provide statistical leadership and operations/clinical management.
RTI's Internship Program emphasizes experiential and mentored learning experiences, providing students and recent degree recipients an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and skills in a meaningful and practical way. We are committed to developing the future workforce by encouraging interns to explore various career paths in a nonprofit research institute setting that values diversity and inclusion. Through this program, interns will become accustomed to RTI's open and educational culture, support RTI's mission to improve the human condition, and build upon career goals and grow.
The goal of the project the intern will work on is to conduct a literature review of evidence of long-term neurological sequelae of dengue virus. The intern's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Conducting a targeted literature search for articles in PubMed
Obtaining all relevant articles using RTI's library loan system and save articles in an organized shared folder
Maintaining organized Endnote library with all references
Developing a list of summarized findings from all relevant articles
Writing draft of literature review manuscript
The RTI mentor will provide guidance on the literature review scope and a clear outline of expected manuscript content. The RTI mentor will work closely with intern to review and revise manuscript drafts. The intern will be a co-author on the manuscript once it is published. If additional time is available another goal will be to conduct a less formal literature review of neurological symptoms observed during pregnancy.
This unpaid internship for academic credit, located in RTP, NC will take place from September 2019 through December 2019. The internship requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible during business hours (8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday)
Previous experience reviewing and compiling scientific literature
Knowledge of how to create Endnote libraries
Familiarity with advanced search methods for identifying relevant articles in Pubmed
Be a self-starter and able to work independently following weekly mentoring meetings with RTI mentor
Be very detailed-oriented and organized
Have strong writing skills (i.e. writes clearly and concisely and with limited typos)
Previous experience drafting peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts
Familiarity with one or more of the following scientific domains: mosquito-borne diseases, neurology, pregnancy, neurodevelopment