Research Assistant

Rockville , MD
May 25, 2022
May 26, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary: 
We have an immediate opening for a research assistant with experience in developing adult learning training materials.  The successful candidate will work closely with project managers and a multidisciplinary research team working on data collection for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, (NAEP), an innovative digital educational assessment also known as “The Nation's Report Card.”

Job Responsibilities:
•    Participate in design, development and review of distance training development program. 
•    Create training materials including developing and writing training procedures manuals and support material.
•    Assist in conducting in-person training sessions for adult learners.
•    Work with project and IT staff on technical specifications for field systems.
•    Other relevant job duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree and 1 year of relevant experience.
•    US Citizenship is required by contract.

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Master's degree.
•    Fluency in Spanish.
•    Experience with adult learning development or e-learning tools such as Captivate.
•    Experience with large-scale field operations and digitally-based assessments. 

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Candidates must demonstrate excellent attention to detail, and have strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal, and organizational skills. 
•    Ability to work both independently and in a team environment. 
•    Experience working in an education or web survey environment is desirable.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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