Research Assistants

Employer
Westat
Location
MD - Rockville
Posted
Apr 13, 2017
Closes
May 26, 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 has immediate openings for research assistants who will work closely with a multidisciplinary research team working on research projects about education.


Job Responsibilities: ·     Developing and managing training materials. ·     Supporting field staff requests. ·     Monitoring the productivity and quality of the data collection effort. ·     Reviewing data quality, maintaining and enhancing databases of project information. ·     Working with warehouse and clerical staff. ·     Working with IT staff on system requirements. ·     Testing project systems.


Job Requirements: ·     A bachelor's degree, preferably in the social sciences, education, and 1 year of experience in a research or education setting is required. ·     Occasional travel may be required.


Strong written and oral communication skills and strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel), as well as an ability to exercise independent judgment, work collaboratively in teams, and demonstrate attention to detail, are essential.


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.