Research Assistant

MD - Rockville
Mar 08, 2019
Apr 01, 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 seeking a full-time Research Assistant to support behavioral research conducted by Westat's Center for Transportation, Technology and Safety Research.

Job Responsibilities:

· Conducting reviews of research literature. · Working with study participants. · Collecting data in driving simulator, laboratory, test track, and on-road conditions. · Preparing data for analysis and conducting preliminary analysis. · Assisting in the writing and preparation of reports and articles for publication/presentation.

Basic Qualifications:

· A bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field is required. · Possession of a driver's license, a good driving record, and the ability to drive typical passenger vehicles is required. · Occasional work on weekends and evenings is required. · Occasional travel is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Research experience is preferred.
Candidates should be detail-oriented, possess strong communication and organization skills, capable of problem-solving, taking initiative, and be willing to take on new tasks and responsibilities.
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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