Senior Study Director

MD - Rockville
Jun 14, 2018
Aug 30, 2018
Executive, Director
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 an individual with strong analytic skills to support epidemiological work with our federal clients who maintain various registries documenting exposure to hazards and their effects on health and healthcare utilization of important subpopulations. This position is based at the client site in Washington, DC.

Job Responsibilities:

· Work with senior investigators and statisticians to help design and monitor research studies and to analyze study data for presentations and reports · Assist project lead or departmental principals in study design, analytic operations and reporting for epidemiological studies. · Work side-by-side with clinical investigators, other biostatisticians/epidemiologists, analysis programmers, and data managers. · Transform analysis objectives into an analysis plan. · Communicate with the other investigators, biostatisticians, programmers and other staff to ensure the analytical approach meets the study objectives. · Perform quantitative data analysis. · Provide specifications to the analytic programmer, review data quality and analysis output and summarize analysis results for distribution to clients. · Assist with writing methods and results sections of reports and other study products  · Oversee the collection, tracking and reporting of data that make up client registries documenting exposures. · Document and monitor study procedures; and overseeing the preparation of analysis files, datasets, and reports for delivery to clients.
Basic Qualifications:
· A Ph.D. with an emphasis in epidemiology, public health, health statistics, health policy, or related field, plus 5 years of relevant post-degree experience with study design and analysis. · Demonstrated proficiency with advanced statistical analysis skills, inference, and modeling techniques in epidemiological research. · Understanding of SAS programming language.

Qualified candidates should have experience with and knowledge in the design and analysis of public health and epidemiological research; an understanding of SAS programming logic/code; and experience with writing general programming requirement requests. Strong oral and written communication and analytic skills, strong quantitative skills, administrative experience, and the ability to handle multiple tasks are essential. Co-authorship on articles published in scientific journals is a plus, as is experience in operational aspects of epidemiological research studies.

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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