Research Assistant

MD - Rockville
May 11, 2017
Jun 08, 2017
Analyst, 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 has an immediate opening for a qualified individual to join a multidisciplinary research team working on a variety of research projects focusing on health care quality, health policy and stakeholder outreach and communication.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supporting research studies using various methods including coordination of tasks and meetings, writing for various purposes (e.g., internal and external communications, summarizing next steps, report writing, infographic development and consumer-focused communication), qualitative data review and web-based communication.

Job Requirements

· A bachelor's degree in the social sciences awarded by June 2017

The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated writing skills; exposure to qualitative data collection and analysis; and aptitude for team-based collaboration.

Preferred qualifications: Spanish language proficiency is preferred. Exposure to federal agencies or previous research work experience is preferred.

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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