Research Assistant

MD - Rockville
Apr 11, 2019
Apr 24, 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 research assistant to contribute to education research and technical assistance projects. Candidates must have experience with Microsoft Office products.

Job Responsibilities:

· Assisting with wide-ranging project activities including, for example, web survey testing and fielding, data cleaning and analysis, interview notetaking, and webinar hosting. · Assisting with conducting descriptive and inferential analysis (e.g., multiple regression). · Creating data visualizations with Microsoft Excel or other tools. · Communicating results to collaborative project teams both verbally and in writing.

Basic Qualifications:

· A Bachelor's degree in the social sciences is required. · Completed coursework in quantitative subjects such as statistics, economics, and/or mathematics. · Experience with Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications:

· Experience performing data manipulation in variety of software (e.g., Microsoft Excel) and conducting statistical analyses with software/language packages such as R, SAS, or SPSS. · Experience creating data visualizations with Microsoft Excel or other tools. Examples of original data visualization work are suggested. · Interest in education policy and programs.
Candidates must have strong quantitative and communications skills, be detail oriented and able to work as part of interdisciplinary teams.
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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