Senior Public Health Researcher - Epidemiology - Remote Work Eligible

Rockville , MD
Sep 10, 2022
Oct 06, 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.

Westat is seeking a Senior Public Health Researcher to lead project execution and business development for epidemiology projects in the Public Health and Epidemiology Practice.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide senior technical advisory services for epidemiology public health strategy and evaluation to federal and state clients.
  • Work with Practice Management team to develop an epidemiology growth strategy including capture and proposal efforts for new opportunities.
  • Provide project oversight in the management and execution of public health projects including team management.
  • Assess current and future staffing needs and assist the Practice Management team with recruitment and hiring.
  • Mentor and engage staff in activities that drive Practice goals. Foster transparent communications and encourage collaboration across the organization.

Basic Qualifications:
  • PhD or ScD in Public Health or related disciplines.
  • 15 years of relevant experience including:
    • 8 years of management experience required.
    • 5 years of government, professional services or government contracting/public sector marketing experience.
  • Experience directing large scale public health programs in a federal environment.
  • Track record of publications and presentations or other activities demonstrating thought leadership in public health.

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.