Research Associate - Remote

Rockville , MD
Oct 22, 2022
Nov 30, 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 is seeking an individual with broad research, communications, and/or policy-writing skills to work with multidisciplinary teams on a variety of research and technical assistance projects focusing on health care quality, patient experience, patient safety, health IT, value-based payment, and health care delivery and payment.

Job Responsibilities:
• Performing qualitative data collection activities, including recruitment, data collection, and analysis.
• Leading a variety of communications activities involving the development of written communications for website content, toolkit materials, reports, presentations, and conference and meeting proceedings or summaries.
• Developing policy-related material, including program and policy briefs, options papers, and regulations.
• Producing infographics and other data visualization products to effectively present data/results.
• Conducting systematic literature reviews and environmental scans on various health care topics.
• Developing agendas and facilitating internal and external meetings, webinars, and large conference calls involving clients, experts, and stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:
• A master's degree in public health, health policy, social sciences, or a related field. 
• At least 3 years of work experience in relevant areas.
• Project or task management experience demonstrating the ability to lead work activities.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous experience with research contracts and/or health services research projects.
• Previous experience leading tasks in coordination with other team members.
• Experience conducting qualitative data collection and analysis.
• Project management skills including experience preparing and managing budgets.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Demonstrated communication skills.
• Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients.
• Organization skills, including time management ability.

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


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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