Research Assistant-Training Development

MD - Rockville
Nov 29, 2018
Jan 11, 2019
Analyst, Research, Trainer
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 have an immediate opening for a research assistant with experience in developing adult learning materials and data collection materials.  The successful candidate will work closely with a multidisciplinary research team working on an innovative longitudinal health care study.

Job Responsibilities:

· Participate in developing web-based trainings, including story-board development · Assist in writing in-person training materials, and data collection manuals and documents · Assist in conducting in-person training sessions · Develop questions and specifications for computer-assisted survey instruments. · Draft instrument testing scripts and related materials. · Working with project and IT staff on technical specifications for survey management systems. · Perform literature and internet searches. · Other relevant job duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

· A bachelor's degree and 1 year of relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications: · Master's degree preferred. · Experience with adult learning development or e-learning tools such as Captivate or Lectora    · Experience with survey design and operations and computer-assisted survey instruments are preferred.
Questionnaire design experience is a plus, but not required.  The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and in a team environment, demonstrate excellent attention to detail, and have strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Experience working on longitudinal studies is a plus. Experience working in healthcare research environment is desirable.  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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