Survey Sampling Statistical Trainee

MD - Rockville
May 15, 2018
May 22, 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 survey sampling trainee who will work closely with our statisticians to design, develop, and implement probability-based sample surveys. The duration this position is approximately from June 4, 2018 through August 31, 2018 with some flexibility. Deadline to submit your application is May 25, 2018.

Job Responsibilities:

· Developing sample designs (determining stratification and allocation to strata, determining sample size based on differences and power, determining optimal clustering, and selecting samples). · Selecting and/or constructing an appropriate sample frame. · Implementing weighting procedures that include nonresponse adjustment and benchmarking. · Developing and conducting imputation for item nonresponse and estimating sampling errors using appropriate software.

Basic Qualifications:

· A bachelor's degree in statistics or a similar quantitative technical field of study. · Candidates must be enrolled in a master's program in statistics with coursework in survey sampling or a master's or PhD program in survey sampling.
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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