Senior Epidemiologist/Study Director (Virtual)

Rockville , MD
Aug 24, 2020
Oct 04, 2020
Executive, Director
Healthcare, 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.

Westat has an immediate opening for a senior epidemiologist/study director to join our team of leading researchers in clinical health studies conducting research, surveys and evaluation studies on infectious diseases including COVID-19, 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 networks of external investigators and internal project team members on your work designing and implementing multi-site network studies and surveys including COVID-19, influenza, other respiratory diseases, HIV and other infectious diseases. You will provide epidemiology and data management support including developing protocols, overseeing and conducting 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. 
• Conduct data cleaning and analysis on large, multi-site datasets.
• 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:
• Master's Degree in epidemiology, public health or equivalent and 8 years of experience/PhD with 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. 
• Experience managing project budgets, developing technical, staffing, and cost proposals. 
• Expertise in designing and conducting epidemiology studies and surveys on infectious diseases.
• Experience working in a contracting environment. 

Preferred Qualifications:
• 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.

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 expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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