Research Associate

MD - Rockville
Nov 08, 2018
Jan 29, 2019
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 is hiring qualified individuals to join multidisciplinary research teams to help manage research and evaluation projects focusing on health care quality, health policy, performance measurement, website design, patient safety, and health care delivery.

Job Responsibilities:

· Leading and working with cross-functional project teams. · Providing quality assurance of task-related work and client deliverables. · Developing and managing timelines; identifying and troubleshooting risks. · Developing agendas and facilitating internal and external meetings, webinars, and large conference calls involving clients, experts and stakeholders. · Writing policy briefings and option papers. · Writing meeting or call notes and managing follow through of action items. · Conducting literature reviews and qualitative interviews. · Participating in survey development and cognitive testing and managing survey data collection. · Overseeing project budgets; and conducting recruitment of research sites and participants.

Basic qualifications:

· A master's degree in public health, social sciences, or a related field and at least 3 years of work and project management experience in relevant areas is required.

Preferred qualifications:

· Previous experience working on federal research contracts and/or health services research, project management skills and familiarity with national and/or local health policy and performance measurement.
The successful candidate must have excellent attention to detail and be comfortable and effective working on multiple, complex tasks in close coordination with others under limited direction, and have 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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