Study Manager

Rockville , MD
Sep 18, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
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 an individual to support nationally significant epidemiologic studies working with government scientists from EPA and other agencies in exposure-related human health research. This individual will assist in managing the day-to-day activities of ongoing research involving literature reviews; data analysis; field studies; the collection, processing, and analysis of environmental samples and associated data; and the collection, processing, and analysis of biospecimens and associated data.
Job Responsibilities:
• Conducting literature reviews in the areas of environmental exposure to chemical compounds and biological pathogens and human health effects.
• Working with study collaborators and project staff to develop and implement study protocols including preparing data collection forms, procedural manuals, and monitoring reports.
• Developing requirements for sample and specimen management systems; overseeing data and sample collection including working with sample collection staff and laboratories.
• Identifying and evaluating analysis laboratories and sample/biospecimen repositories and receiving and analyzing laboratory data.

Basic qualifications:
• A master's degree in public health, environmental health, industrial hygiene, or a related field and 8 years of experience is required.

Preferred qualifications:
• At least one year of experience related to the collection and analysis of environmental samples or biospecimens for epidemiologic and survey research.
Strong oral and written communication skills, administrative abilities, and the capability to handle multiple tasks while working in a team setting are essential.

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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