Tobacco Biomarker Research Analyst

MD - Rockville
Jul 21, 2017
Sep 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 research analyst to join our behavioral health and health services research group to work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers focused on tobacco biomarkers of exposure/harm, tobacco regulatory science, tobacco prevention and control, and other related areas of public health. This research analyst will contribute to a variety of projects focused on tobacco control and tobacco regulatory science, including, but not limited to, the NIH and FDA funded Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conducting data analysis, collaborating with senior scientists and programmers in implementing analysis plans; writing technical reports summarizing analytic methodologies and analytic findings; writing scientific publications and presentations, and collaborating on grant and contract proposals. This is not a laboratory position; however, an understanding of nicotine pharmacology and/or experience with analysis of biospecimens-derived data is important.

Job Requirements

· A master's degree in psychology, pharmacology, biochemistry, toxicology, public health or a related field
· 2 years of demonstrated research experience

The successful candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to take initiative, and be able to work on a breadth of activities. Strong written and verbal communication skills and good interpersonal skills are essential. Experience with SAS and/or STATA is desirable.

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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