Research Associate-Evaluation

MD - Rockville
May 11, 2017
Jul 27, 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 researcher to work on both large- and small-scale evaluation studies involving a range of program and policy contexts.

Job Responsibilities:

· Work with study collaborators and clients on the design, implementation, and analysis of a wide spectrum of studies. · Design evaluation studies. · Proposal and report writing. · Participate in the development of published manuscripts.

Job Requirements:

· A master's degree in the social sciences or health related field and 5 years of research experience is required.
A Ph.D. degree is preferred.
A strong background in research methods and evaluation design, experience with mixed method approaches and quantitative and qualitative analytic skills are essential. Candidates should be able to handle multiple tasks and possess excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
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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