Senior Statistician - Hybrid Work Arrangement

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Jul 22, 2022
Closes
Aug 22, 2022
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Research
Hours
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.

Westat is seeking Statisticians to join our internationally respected, highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team. The position includes developing sample designs, sampling frames, imputation methods, weighting schemes and variance estimation methods, data preparation and cleaning, data analysis, and statistical modeling for a wide variety of studies.  

Job Responsibilities:
• Develop sample designs; construct appropriate sample frames and select samples;
• Develop weighting, nonresponse adjustment and imputation procedures; implement methods for estimation of sampling errors;
• Prepare and clean data for statistical purposes, perform statistical analyses and modeling;
• Perform project quality review and prepare deliverables.

Basic Qualifications:
• A Ph.D. degree in Statistics or other quantitative field and 5+ years of experience in sample design, selection and weighting; or a Master's degree in Statistics or other quantitative field and 10+ years of experience in sample design, selection and weighting

Minimum Qualifications:
• Ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
• Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate with non-statisticians.
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  
• Candidates will benefit from knowing R, SAS, or other statistical software.  
 

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.