Research Associate

Rockville , MD
May 26, 2022
Jun 11, 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:
Westat is seeking a research associate to work on a large, fast-paced research support project for the National Cancer Institute.  The Team Lead will oversee the day to day activities of staff responsible for the management of protocol eligibility forms in the web based patient enrollment system used for NCI's oncology trials. The ideal candidate will understand protocol enrollment criteria, have a familiarity with data validation logic, have the ability to analyze problems and identify viable solutions as well as the ability to oversee staff to ensure work is completed accurately and on time.

This is a full time position to work 3-4 days onsite at our office in Rockville, Maryland.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Oversee the day to day activities of staff responsible for the management of protocol eligibility forms in the enrollment system. patient enrollment system,
•    Configuration of data forms for protocol-specific requirements in the support for manual patient registrations and transfers. 
•    Testing of EDC forms to validate and ensure successful data transfers.  
•    Resolved patient enrollment user issues with client-site clinical staff. 

Basic Qualifications: 
•    A Master's degree in a health or social science related fields.
•    At least 2 years of relevant work experience within the clinical trials arena. 
•    Knowledge of the clinical trials process and familiarity with clinical trial protocols is required.

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Experience with staff oversight.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    A strong ability to work with data and multiple applications.
•    Excellent attention to detail and processes are essential.
•    Excellent communications skills.
•    Good organizational and administrative skills.
•    Must be comfortable with using a variety of computer software including MS Office.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

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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