Survey Sampling Statistician

Rockville, MD
Sep 12, 2019
Oct 08, 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 Statistician to join our internationally respected, highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team. The position includes developing sample designs, sampling frames, imputation methods, weighting schemes and variance estimation methods, data analysis, and statistical modeling for a wide variety of studies.

Job Responsibilities:
• Develop sample designs; construct appropriate sample frames and select samples;
• Develop weighting, nonresponse adjustment and imputation procedures; implement methods for estimation of sampling errors;
• Prepare and clean data for statistical purposes, perform statistical analyses and modeling;
• Perform project quality review and prepare deliverables.

Basic Qualifications:
• A Master's degree in Statistics or Statistical Analytics with familiarity in estimators for complex (e.g. two-stage) sample designs.

Qualified candidates must have strong oral and written communication and organizational skills. The ability to communicate with non-statisticians, work both independently and in a team environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously is essential. Candidates would benefit from knowing R, SAS, or other statistical software, although candidates are not required to do programming.

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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