Social Scientist

MD - Rockville
Jul 28, 2017
Oct 10, 2017
Analyst, Research
Research, Science
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 social scientist with strong evaluation, analytic and management skills to participate in nationally significant health behavior and other social science research studies.

Job Responsibilities:

· Work with a project team to develop and implement evaluations of public health and social science programs and grant mechanisms.· Conduct bibliometric and other portfolio analyses that link to project goals and outcomes.· Conduct both qualitative and quantitative analyses.· Prepare written technical reports and presentations. · Participate in manuscript preparation. · Initiate, manage, and direct multiple tasks and projects.· Ability to conceptualize evaluation designs, metrics, and protocols.

Job Requirements:

· A Master's degree in social sciences, such as sociology, psychology, or public health and at least 8 years of experience is required.  The candidate should possess strong oral and written communication skills.  Experience with government databases such as QVR is preferred. Experience with chronic disease research 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, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law.


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