Research Assistant

MD - Rockville
Feb 02, 2018
Feb 23, 2018
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 Assistant with an interest in behavioral health studies and survey research. The candidate will support project staff in the Instrument Design, Evaluation, and Analysis (IDEA) Services group.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conducting literature searches, supporting development of questionnaires and other survey materials, organizing and tracking expert recommendations and client feedback, writing and testing instrument specifications, and performing quality control checks. The candidate will work closely with project staff to coordinate tasks and project schedules, summarize meeting minutes and other notetaking activities, draft memos summarizing project-related activities, and work on proposals.

Job Requirements

A bachelor's degree in the social sciences
At least 1 year of experience working in a research environment
Basic knowledge of computer office programs and databases is required (e.g., Word, Excel, Access).

Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented; have excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; strong organizational skills; and work well in a Fast-paced team environment.

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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