Policy Researcher

NH - Lebanon
Apr 09, 2018
Apr 27, 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 is seeking a policy researcher analyst with strong quantitative analysis skills to support our projects in health, mental health and vocational services, nutrition and food assistance, labor, military and veteran's health issues.  This is a 60% position with flexible hours.

Job Responsibilities:

· Design outcomes research studies, protocols, statistical models, and conduct predictive and advanced analytics · Assist in the evaluation design and statistical approach of proposals for new research projects · Direct and manage large projects or a series of smaller projects including leading design, data collection, analysis, and report writing  · Maintain an industry presence through publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at conferences.    · Provide technical guidance to less senior staff. 

Basic Qualifications:

· A Ph.D. in psychology, economics, health services, or a related social sciences discipline.
Candidates must have strong empirical skills and experience applying these skills in their project work. Experience in public policy and social program research, ability to work in a team environment, and excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Experience with program evaluation design 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.