Research Assistant

Rockville , MD
Sep 17, 2022
Oct 16, 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.

Westat has immediate opening for a research assistant to join the Public Health and Epidemiology Practice. Qualified individuals may work on a variety of projects and need to be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. This position is based in Rockville, Maryland though remote work is an option.

Job Responsibilities:
• Support data collection activities including recruitment, surveys, interviews, and focus groups.
• Conduct and summarize literature reviews.
• Provide administrative support as needed (updating presentations, coordinating/scheduling meetings, note taking, etc)
• Assist in developing project materials and documentation.
• Perform data entry, data management, and manipulation using MS Excel spreadsheets.
• Conduct quality control checks on data and reports.
• Assist in the analysis of qualitative data.

Basic Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree, preferably in public health, social sciences or related fields.
• At least 1 year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Background/knowledge about survey design. 
• Qualitative research experience.
• Experience taking notes from interviews. 
• Experience with data collection.
• Ability to summarize and communicate research results

Minimum Qualifications:
• Demonstrated communication skills
• Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients

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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