Principal Research Associate - Virtual/Remote

Rockville , MD
Oct 06, 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.

This position is remote eligible.

Westat is seeking a Principal Research Associate for its Survey Design and Operations team. In this role, you will serve as a Project Director for several major national surveys. Your background in complex survey designs, large-scale data collection activities and extensive data delivery requirements complemented by your ability to lead and mentor teams, will be highly valued in this role.

Job Responsibilities:
• Direct survey design, methodological research and survey operations for assigned projects.
• Supervise diverse project teams including survey managers, survey methodologists, statisticians and researchers.
• Develop and maintain effective client relationships through strategic and highest quality deliverables.
• Support new business development activities

Basic Qualifications:
• A master's degree in the social sciences or business administration.
• 20 years of experience in survey design and methodological research; including 10 years of experience directing survey projects.

Preferred Qualifications:
• A record of successful technical, financial, business development and staff leadership experience.
• Track record of publications and presentations or other activities demonstrating thought leadership in survey research.

Successful candidates will have strong strategic, analytical, and project management skills, with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, collaborate, and build relationships with all stakeholders while being a strong team player and change agent promoting inclusiveness and flexibility.

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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