Research Assistant

MD - Rockville
Nov 27, 2018
Jan 10, 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:

We are seeking a research assistant to work as part of a team on several projects in the areas of health, nutrition and employment.  The projects include program evaluations as well as survey and data analysis studies. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducting literature searches.
  • Supporting data collection activities including surveys, interviews, and site visits. Preparing data for analysis (both qualitative and quantitative).
  • Conducting preliminary data analyses (using both quantitative software and statistical packages).
  • Graphically representing data findings, and assisting in the writing of reports.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in the social sciences is required. 
  • Strong computer skills and experience with statistical software such as SAS is also a strong plus. Qualified candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; be detail-oriented; and work well in a fast-paced team environment. Some travel may be needed.
    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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