Senior Statistical Analyst

Employer
Westat
Location
MD - Rockville
Posted
Jul 10, 2017
Closes
Aug 04, 2017
Function
Analyst
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 a senior statistician with strong design and analysis skills to support our research and evaluation work in health, nutrition and food assistance, labor, and survey research.  This position will also support company-wide efforts to develop new directions and applications in data science.
Job responsibilities:
· Design outcomes research studies, economic models, and predictive and advanced analytics, including multiple regression, logistic and polychotomous logistic regression, survival models, hierarchical linear models, regression trees, and other complex statistical models · Assist in the evaluation design and statistical approach of proposals for new research projects · Participate in planning and application of new data science methods, such as predictive analytics or machine learning, to enigmatic problems in survey and policy research. · Maintain an industry presence through publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at conferences.    · Provide technical guidance to less senior staff.
Job Requirements:
· A Ph.D. in statistics, economics, sociology, or a related quantitative discipline and at least 5 years of experience in survey and public policy program research is required. 
Candidates must have strong empirical skills and experience applying these skills in their project work. Experience with multiple statistical programs is essential, such as SAS, Python, R, Stata, SUDAAN, LISREL, or AMOS. Ability to work in a team environment and excellent written and oral communication skills 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, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.


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