Research Analyst

Rockville, MD
Aug 09, 2019
Oct 11, 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 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 analysis plans in collaboration with other researchers.

· Develop programs to perform statistical analyses and econometric modeling.

· Use macros, loops, and other automated statistical software programming techniques to efficiently analyze data.

· Research and learn techniques, commands, procedures, etc., that are relevant to researchers' and project work.

· Generate complex data reports, tables, and data codebooks.

· Write sections of analytical reports.

· Collaborate closely with other researchers and programmers.

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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