Research Manager

Employer
Westat
Location
MD - Rockville
Posted
Feb 06, 2017
Closes
Apr 12, 2017
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.

Job Summary

Westat is seeking a Research Manager to plan and manage data collection operations for a variety of survey research projects. You will be involved in all stages of a project from research design through data collection, analysis, and reporting.   

 Job Responsibilities:

·     Design and/or manage operations for complex survey projects, building positive relationships with clients, stakeholders, subcontractors and project teams while ensuring timely and high-quality deliverables.·     In addition to project management, the role involves the performance of detailed tasks such as developing and managing budgets, contributing to proposals, writing and reporting, and preparing materials for delivery to our clients.·     Guide methodological and operational decision-making and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to ensure projects achieve their goals on time and within budget.Job Requirements·     A bachelor's degree with 8 years of survey research experience or a master's degree with 6 years of survey research experience is required.Experience with telephone, web and/or mail surveys, dashboards, adult learning and remote training development or data management is preferred.  To be successful in this role you must possess an analytic mind, excellent oral and written communication, detail orientation, a strong interest in social science research, a strong work ethic, and a highly organized approach to work. Applicants should be able to work in a team environment and meet tight deadlines. Applicants with the desire to join a team that is addressing the rapidly changing nature of the field are encouraged to apply. 
Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law.

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