Qualitative Researcher/Study Manager - Hybrid or Remote

Rockville , MD
Jun 23, 2022
Jun 28, 2022
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.

This opportunity may have a hybrid or remote work arrangement.

Westat is seeking an individual to participate in conducting mixed methods studies working with government scientists from FDA, CDC, BLS and other agencies in health communication and chronic disease, This individual will assist in managing the day-to-day activities of ongoing research involving protocol development, questionnaire design, cognitive/usability testing, data collection, and analysis.

Job Responsibilities:
• Working with the client and project staff to develop and test study materials, managing recruitment and data collection, conducting analysis, and
preparing reports and/or manuscripts.
• Managing cognitive/usability testing, including working with project staff, recruiters, and panel vendors.
• Design questionnaires, protocols, and other study materials.
• Contribute to technical proposals for government agencies.

Basic qualifications:
• A PhD in psychology, sociology, anthropology health policy/communications and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience managing and analyzing epidemiological study data is required.

Preferred qualifications:
• Expertise in survey qualitative methods and analysis with a focus on topics such as tobacco and chronic disease,

Strong oral and written communication skills, administrative abilities, and the capability to handle multiple tasks while working in a team setting are essential.

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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