Research Associate-Public Health

Rockville , MD
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 16, 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.

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 has an immediate opening for a research associate to join our Public Health and Epidemiology Practice to work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers focused on prevention research and other related areas of public health. This position is remote eligible. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Evaluate NIH funding applications and published literature to classify research based on an established taxonomy protocol.
•    Perform quality control for the classification of funding based on the established taxonomy protocol.
•    Manage a taxonomy classification database, conducting routine analytics.
•    Conduct portfolio analyses and perform classification and codification.
•    Develop training materials and facilitate the delivery of training on established taxonomy protocols.
•    Collaborate with the project team on the development of reports, promotional materials, and other deliverables.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A master's degree in public health with at least 3 years of experience is required.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    The successful candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to take initiative, and able to work on a breadth of activities.
•    Strong communication skills and good interpersonal skills.

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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