Statistical Analyst Survey Statistician

MD - Rockville
Apr 04, 2018
May 01, 2018
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 statistical analyst with both sample design, estimation and analysis skills to support our survey design, research and evaluation work in health, education, and labor studies.  This position will support company-wide efforts to develop new directions and applications in statistical estimation, analysis and data science.

Job responsibilities:

· Apply a variety of analytic methods, including multiple regression, logistic and polychotomous logistic regression, survival models, hierarchical linear models, regression trees, and other complex statistical models. · Assist in the design and implementation of statistical approaches on a variety of research projects. · Apply new analytic methods, such as predictive analytics or machine learning to problems in survey and policy research.

Basic Qualifications:

· A Ph.D. in statistics, economics, sociology, or a related quantitative discipline in survey and public policy program research is required by the time of employment.  · Experience in small area estimation is required.   

Candidates must have strong empirical skills and experience applying these skills in their project work. Experience with multiple statistical programs is helpful, 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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