Research Assistant

MD - Rockville
Jun 11, 2018
Jun 21, 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 research assistants with an in interest in supporting investigators, project directors, and other project staff on clinical research projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Providing administrative research support to project teams;
  • Conducting literature searches and researching new technologies;
  • Developing and revising study procedures and materials;
  • Developing procedures and managing project-specific websites;
  • Assisting in meeting planning; recording and producing meeting minutes;
  • Entering data into databases and performing quality control checks; and 
  • Maintaining project documentation in web-based systems.
  • Basic qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in the life sciences or health related field is required.
  • At least 1 year of experience is preferred. Qualified candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills; interpersonal skills; organizational skills; good English language and grammar skills and be detail oriented. Candidates should be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work well both in a team environment and independently. Strong computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint), including experience with websites and databases is needed.

    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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