Research Assistant

MD - Rockville
Sep 05, 2018
Oct 03, 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 has an immediate opening for a qualified individual to join multidisciplinary research teams working on a variety of research projects focusing on health care quality, health policy, website design and testing, and stakeholder outreach and communication.
Job Responsibilities:
· Supporting research studies using various methods including coordination of timelines, tasks and meetings.  · Writing for various purposes (e.g., internal and external communications, meeting notetaking, summarizing next steps, report writing, infographic development, and consumer-focused communication.) · Qualitative data review, and web-based communication.

Basic qualifications:

· A bachelor's degree in the social sciences, health policy, communications, or related areas of study.

Preferred qualifications:

· Exposure to federal agencies, familiarity with federal and/or state level health policy and performance measurement, or research and 1-2 years of previous work experience is preferred.
The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated writing skills; efficient time management skills, exposure to qualitative data collection and analysis; and aptitude for team-based collaboration.
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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