Epidemiologist/Laboratory Specialist

MD - Rockville
Apr 28, 2017
Aug 31, 2017
Analyst, Research
Healthcare, Research
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 to participate in nationally significant epidemiologic studies working with government scientists from NIH and other agencies in human health research. The individual will assist in managing the day-to-day activities of ongoing research involving collection, processing and analysis of biospecimens and associated data to assess interaction of environmental exposure and genetic influences on health outcomes.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conducting literature reviews in the areas of biospecimen collection and analytic methodologies; developing study protocols, including pre-tests of collection methodologies, developing procedural manuals, QA/QC plans, and monitoring reports; developing requirements for specimen management systems; overseeing data and biospecimen collection; identifying and evaluating analysis laboratories and biospecimen repositories; and receiving and analyzing laboratory data.

Job Requirements

· A PhD in epidemiology, or relevant discipline
· 5 years of relevant experience is required

Strong oral and written communication skills, administrative abilities, and the ability to liaise with investigators, funding agency representatives, and the research team are essential.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with study design, research methods, and biosepecimen collection and analysis for evaluating the relationship between environmental exposures and associated health outcomes is preferred. Co-authorship in scientific journals and experience in grant writing are a plus.

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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