Project Associate

MD - Rockville
Sep 10, 2018
Oct 15, 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 serve as a project associate for large health research projects.

Job Responsibilities:

· Lead scientific tasks and interact with clients to define scope of tasks. · Organize project activities, develop project plans and schedules, monitor progress and prepare reports. · Coordinate health survey research activities. · Support scientific working groups · Coordinate the preparation of scientific journal articles. · Curate scientific and technical content for dissemination to the research community.

Basic Qualifications:

· A master's degree in public health or similar scientific field with 5 years of experience is required.
This position requires the ability to multi-task, work on a breadth of activities, and be very detail oriented. A successful candidate is proactive, able to take initiative and able to work well independently as well as part of a team. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong Microsoft office skills are essential.
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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