Research Analyst-Public Health (Remote)

Rockville , MD
Sep 24, 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 has an immediate opening for a Research Analyst to support projects in epidemiological, clinical, and genomics research. The successful candidate will have a strong scientific background and quickly pick up operational protocols and procedures and data collection and data management tasks and support multi-disciplinary teams and external investigators. 

This position is remote eligible (limited to Eastern, Central and Mountain Time zones).   

Job Responsibilities: 
•    Draft and maintain work instructions, study procedures, and other study materials.
•    Monitor and track data collection across study sites, review data, and prepare data quality reports. 
•    Prepare documents and power points to comply with accessibility standards and draft project reports.
•    Manage IRB submissions for multiple sites.
•    Coordinate schedules and arrange meetings, draft agendas and meeting minutes, and provide other relevant meeting support for internal and external meetings.
•    Maintain study website and update content as needed.
•    Manage study help desk and respond to queries from external investigators.
•    Coordinate administrative and scientific reviews of proposals and publications.

Basic Qualifications: 
•    A Master's degree in life sciences or public health. 
•    1-2 years of work experience in clinical/epidemiological research.

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Familiarity with genomics concepts

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Strong oral and written communication skills, administrative abilities and the capability to handle multiple tasks while working in a team setting are essential.

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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