Research Assistant

Employer
Westat
Location
MD - Rockville
Posted
Mar 17, 2017
Closes
Jun 05, 2017
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.

Job Summary


Westat is seeking an individual with an interest to support project directors and other project staff on clinical research projects.

Job Responsibilities


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: assisting with literature searches; researching new technologies; development and revision of study procedures and materials; managing specific web sites; assisting in meeting planning; recording and producing meeting minutes; entering data into database; and coordinating mail-outs.

Job Requirements


· A bachelor's degree
· 1 year of relevant experience

Qualified candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Selected candidates must be detail-oriented and work well in a team environment. Strong computer skills (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), information technology skills, including experience with SharePoint and Testing website functionality and knowledge of web site development is needed.

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.