Study Manager-Research Associate

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Sep 30, 2020
Closes
Nov 04, 2020
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 an individual to participate in nationally significant epidemiologic studies working with government scientists from CDC, NIH and other agencies in human health research. This individual will assist in managing the day-to-day activities of ongoing research involving protocol development, liaising with clinical study sites, and the collection, processing, and analysis of health data.

Job Responsibilities:
• Working with study collaborators and project staff to develop and implement study protocols including preparing data collection forms, procedural manuals, and monitoring reports.
• Maintaining study documents, hosting meetings with study collaborators and project staff, responsible for project-related day-to-day study communications.
• Developing requirements for data and specimen management systems; overseeing data and biospecimen collection including working with programmers to develop requirements for QA/QC reports and reviewing generated reports.
• Assisting Senior Data Managers and Analysts with receiving, cleaning, harmonizing and managing datasets and analyzing associated health data.
 
Basic qualifications:
• A master's degree in public health and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience managing and analyzing epidemiological study data is required.
 
Preferred qualifications:
• Infectious disease epidemiology experience and proficiency in using SAS, R or other statistical software packages preferred.

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.

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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