Research Assistant-Behavioral Health (Remote)

Rockville , MD
Jun 28, 2022
Jul 02, 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.

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.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking research assistants to join a multidisciplinary team of researchers and program evaluators focused on behavioral health research projects. In this role, you will assist in implementing general project management tasks, executing study plans and data collection plans, overseeing and participating in data collection and evaluations, contributing to the development of IT resources such as data collection platforms and dashboards, testing systems, and contributing to project reports and publications.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Supports all stages of research from study design through data collection and management, analysis, and reporting.
•    Assist with developing data collection plans and the associated instruments and materials.
•    Assist with data collection efforts which may involve administering surveys, interviews, site visits, observation protocols, and/or acquiring dministrative data.
•    Analyzes data, including both qualitative and quantitative data.
•    Assist with producing reports and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
•    Participates in presentations at conferences and other meetings.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A Bachelor's degree in social sciences or public health field.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
•    Experience using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) to produce visually-appealing reports, tables, graphs, and presentation slides.
•    Experience with social media.

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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