Research Associate

MD - Rockville
Jul 27, 2017
Sep 06, 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 opening for a Research Associate to join our health services research group. The Research Associate will work with a multidisciplinary team of health services researchers focused on evaluations of innovative health delivery interventions and alternative payment models; measuring health system performance and quality of care; and health outcomes studies.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conducting data management and statistical analyses, including survey data analyses; collaborating with senior scientists, statisticians, research analysts and programmers in implementing analysis plans; contributing to writing technical reports summarizing analytic methodologies and analytic findings, memos, scientific publications and presentations, and grant and contract proposals.

Job Requirements

A bachelor's degree in public health, psychology, sociology, economics or related social science field
12 years of demonstrated experience in quantitative data analysis using SAS and/or STATA.

The successful candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to take initiative, able to work on a breadth of activities, and must work independently and in teams. Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as good interpersonal skills are essential.

Experience with R is a plus, as well as health care claims data and/or EHR data is 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, 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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