Research Assistant (Hybrid)

Rockville , MD
Sep 01, 2022
Oct 01, 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 with an in interest in supporting investigators, project directors, and other project staff on clinical trials. Experience in HIV/AIDS and/or community outreach a plus. 

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative research support to project teams
  • Conduct literature searches and research new technologies
  • Review investigative site documents for study activation
  • Maintain project documentation in web-based systems
  • Assist with maintaining a Trial Master File for clinical trials
  • Draft and maintain work instructions, study procedures and other study materials
  • Coordinate schedules and arrange meetings, draft meeting minutes, and provide other relevant meeting support
Basic Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in the life sciences or health related field is required.
  • At least 1 year of experience in a research environment.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Excellent communication and organization skills, detail oriented, including time management ability.
  • Able to collaborate with teams, managers and/or clients.
  • Strong computer skills (particularly with PowerPoint and other MS Office programs)

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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