Research Assistant

Employer
Westat
Location
MD - Rockville
Posted
Sep 05, 2018
Closes
Sep 24, 2018
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Research
Hours
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 qualified individuals to join multidisciplinary research teams working on a variety of research projects focusing on health care quality, patient safety, and health care delivery.

Job Responsibilities:

· Supporting data collection and intake.· Supporting recruitment and liaison with research sites.· Making phone call and providing email and phone technical assistance to data submitters.· Performing data management and manipulation using MS Excel spreadsheets.· Conducting quality control checks on data and reports.· Taking meeting notes and supporting webinars. Basic qualifications: · A bachelor's degree in social sciences, public health or a related field.

Preferred qualifications:

· Relevant research or previous work experience is preferred.Qualified candidates must have excellent attention to detail, experience working with data and MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and strong interpersonal and writing skills. 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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