Research Assistant-Evaluation

Employer
Westat
Location
MD - Rockville
Posted
Oct 04, 2018
Closes
Dec 21, 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 a research assistant to work as part of a small evaluation team in the areas of homelessness and housing, public health, and vulnerable populations, among others.


Job Responsibilities:

· Work on the development of both qualitative and quantitative data collection tools. · Monitor data collection and prepare data for analysis (both qualitative and quantitative). · Conduct preliminary data analyses (using both statistical packages and qualitative software) and graphically representing the data findings. · Assist in the writing of reports and articles.


Basic Qualifications:

· A master's degree in social sciences or health related field is required.
At least 1 year of experience in research methods is preferred.
Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; detail-oriented and work well in a team environment. 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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