Data Scientist

Rockville , MD
Mar 14, 2023
Mar 30, 2023
Research, Science
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 is seeking a Data Scientist to join our Statistics and Data Science team. The position includes managing and processing large data files; using natural language processing, machine learning or deep learning methods, and programing in R or Python. Duties also include data analytics, dashboard development, data visualization network analysis and coding.

Job Responsibilities:
•     Apply machine learning/deep learning frameworks to data collected from a variety of sources.
•     Process and clean large data (text, audio, or video) files for analysis.
•     Develop website, dashboards, and data visualizations.
•     Develop and test R programs and R packages.
•     Develop and maintain documentation, implement coding standards, and apply best practices.

Basic Qualifications:
•     A master's in data science, statistics, computer science, mathematics or other related quantitative field. Student applicants must be awarded their graduate degree by May 15, 2023.
•     Demonstrated experience in Python or R.

Preferred Qualifications:
•     Coding experience for health or social science projects.

Other Required 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. Subject to plan requirements, employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave (15 days per year)
  • Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Holiday Leave (7 government holidays and 2 Floating holidays)
  • 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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