Senior Epidemiologist-Study Director

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Sep 10, 2019
Closes
Oct 11, 2019
Function
Executive, Director
Industry
Healthcare, Research
Hours
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 has an immediate opening for a senior epidemiologist/study director to join our team of leading researchers in health studies conducting research, surveys and evaluation studies on infectious diseases including influenza and other respiratory diseases and/or HIV.
As a Senior Epidemiologist, you will lead and support large and small epidemiology studies on infectious diseases. You will collaborate and consult with external investigators and internal project team members on your work designing and
implementing multi-site network studies and surveys including influenza, other respiratory diseases, HIV and other infectious diseases. You will provide epidemiology support including developing protocols, overseeing data management and analysis plans for Westat projects to support and contribute to scientific peer reviewed publications.

Job Responsibilities:
· Responsible for all stages of research and surveillance projects from protocol development through data collection, analysis, and reporting.
· Manage project budgets, developing technical, staffing, and cost proposals.

· Keep the project on schedule and within budget.

· Leadership role in business development and writing proposals.

· Supervising staff, and interacting with clients.

· Contribute to report results for publication in peer-reviewed and technical journals.

Basic Qualifications:
· A Master's degree in epidemiology, public health or equivalent and 10 years of experience or PhD with 7 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
· Experience managing project budgets, developing technical, staffing, and cost proposals.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Expertise in designing and conducting epidemiology studies and surveys on infectious diseases with experience in influenza and/or HIV.
· Expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

· Experience working in a contracting environment.

· Experience collecting and analyzing data from administrative and primary sources (agencies, individuals)

· Experience disseminating research findings to a variety of audiences.

Candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to work in a 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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