Research Assistant

MD - Rockville
Oct 18, 2018
Nov 27, 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 research assistant who will work with a project team to train and support staff in state education agencies to implement a national assessment of students and to develop data analyses and reports.

Job Responsibilities:

· Providing analytical and operational support for recruitment and data collection activities. · Developing and managing training materials; conducting web-based and in-person trainings. · Reviewing data for quality control purposes, maintaining and enhancing databases of project information. · Monitoring the productivity and quality of the data collection effort. · Conducting literature and Internet searches. · Working with IT and project staff on system requirements. · Assisting senior project staff in communication with client.

Basic Qualifications:

· A bachelor's degree, preferably in the social sciences or education and 1 year of experience in a research or education setting is required.
Strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills,  problem solving skills, and computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel), as well as an ability to exercise independent judgment, work collaboratively in teams, and demonstrate attention to detail, 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.

Similar jobs