Statistical Analyst and R Programmer

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Oct 15, 2019
Closes
Oct 29, 2019
Industry
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 is seeking a statistician with experience in data analysis, statistical modeling and R programming.  Strong computation skills are required and experience with a diversity of statistical environments (including, but not limited to R, SAS, Python or Stan/Jags) is highly valuable.  Methodological areas include, but are not limited to, generalized linear models, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, hierarchical/mixed-effects models, and causal inference with observational data.

Job Responsibilities:
• Prepare and clean data for statistical purposes; perform statistical analyses and modeling tasks in R.
• Summarize statistical analyses, often with survey data, using tables or data visualizations.
• Prepare deliverables, such as reproducible reports and custom dashboards.
• Provide technical support for report automation.
• Participate in the application of new data science methods.

Basic Qualifications:
• A Master's degree in Statistics, Data Science, or related field with course work in statistical analysis and modeling, or a Master's in a quantitative field plus equivalent work experience in statistical analyses and modeling.
• Candidates must have R programming experience and a practical knowledge of SQL.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
•  Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate with non-statisticians.

Qualified candidates must have the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  Candidates will benefit from experience in SAS, with version control using git, and experience in the analysis of complex survey data.  

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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