Research Analyst II- Remote

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Jan 19, 2023
Closes
Feb 03, 2023
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Research
Hours
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 join our team of leading researchers supporting our continued work on behavioral health and health policy. You will be assisting on research projects that address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions.
 
In this highly collaborative role, you will work closely with project leadership and multi-disciplinary project teams to help translate science into resources for a variety of audiences. Audiences could include federal and state policy makers, clinical service providers, and individuals affected by mental health and substance use conditions. You will have opportunities to work on different behavioral health topics, which could include healthcare financing, behavioral health program evaluation, mental health and substance use services delivery, health equity, social determinants of health, and opioids.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Support all stages of research from study design through data collection and management, analysis, and report writing.
  • Conduct literature searches, synthesize research findings, and contribute to writing on health policy and behavioral health topics.
  • Assist in synthesizing research findings
  • Conduct data collection efforts, such as administering surveys, interviews, site visits, observation protocols, and acquiring administrative data
  • Assist with data analysis of qualitative or quantitative data

Basic Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree in a social science discipline is required
  • 2-5 years of research experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with quantitative or qualitative research.
  • Experience in technical writing (such as literature reviews, study plans, methodology reports, summaries of research findings).
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) to produce visually appealing reports, tables, graphs, and presentation slides.
  • Experience with statistical software such as SAS.
  • Strong computer skills. 
  • Some travel may be needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated communication skills.
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; be detail-oriented; and work well in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients.
  • Organization skills, including time management ability.
  • Detail oriented.

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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