Research Analyst

Employer
Westat
Location
MD - Rockville
Posted
Jan 21, 2019
Closes
Mar 01, 2019
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 analyst to develop systems to analyze, validate, and distribute research data.  You will collaborate closely with researchers and programmers to support report generation and client requests.

Job Responsibilities:

· Develop programs/systems to analyze, validate, and distribute data. · Write and customize statistical software programs according to specifications. · Generate complex reports and perform statistical analyses. · Conduct data management system oversight (to include inter-data management systems activity). · Statistical model implementation. · Conversion of raw data into databases readily accessible for research. · Collaborate closely with researchers and programmers to support report generation and client requests.


Basic Qualifications:

· A bachelor's degree in social science, computer science or a related statistical field and at least 5 years of analysis/programming experience using statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, Stata, or R is required.
Experience with converting raw data into databases readily accessible for health research is essential. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work in a multi-project 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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