Research Assistant

Rockville, MD
Aug 16, 2019
Sep 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 Assistant with an in interest in supporting investigators, project directors, and other project staff on clinical research projects.

Job Responsibilities:

· Providing administrative research support to project teams.

· Conducting literature searches and researching new technologies.

· Reviewing and editing presentations using PowerPoint.

· Developing and revising study procedures and materials.

· Developing procedures and managing project-specific websites.

· Assisting in meeting planning; recording and producing meeting minutes.

· Entering data into databases and performing quality control checks.

· Maintaining project documentation in web-based systems.

Basic qualifications:

· A bachelor's degree in the life sciences or health related field is required.

Qualified candidates must have: excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; strong computer skills (particularly with PowerPoint and other MS Office programs); good organizational skills; detail oriented and the ability to work well both in a team environment and independently; strong English language and grammar skills; and experience with websites and databases.

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, creed, 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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