Research Assistant

Rockville, MD
Aug 21, 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:

We have an immediate opening for a qualified individual to assist with ongoing public health and epidemiology research studies. The candidate should have background knowledge of public health and medical terminology. This position is to work full time at our office in Rockville, Maryland.

Job Responsibilities:

· Working with members of an interdisciplinary team to collect data.

· Ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the data collected utilizing various tracking systems.

· Requesting medical records and reports and pathology material.

· Supporting clinical activity at the NIH Clinical Center and in the field.

· Facilitating specimen collection (assembling collection kits, communicating with lab and participants etc.)

· Providing administrative support as needed

Basic Qualifications:

· A bachelor's degree in public health or health science related field is required.

Experience in a health research, laboratory, or clinical environment is preferred.

Qualified candidates must have strong computer skills, excellent written and oral communication skills; organizational skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; be detail-oriented; and work well in a fast-paced team 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, 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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