Senior Research Associate - Contingent (Virtual/Remote)

Rockville , MD
Oct 08, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
Analyst, 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 a new opportunity for a Senior Research Associate. In this role you will leverage your expertise in education research, researcher-practitioner partnerships and project management to lead a major project within the Education Studies Practice.

This position is contingent upon the award of the contract and is remote eligible.

Job Responsibilities:
• Lead the planning and execution of research-based technical assistance, training and/or coaching to education stakeholders
• Conduct peer-reviewed, education research studies using causal and correlational research designs
• Collaborate with policymakers and education stakeholders
• Lead the project management team, adhering to project schedules, budget and cost control, and managing the work of subcontractors
• Target business development opportunities and lead proposal efforts.

Basic Qualifications:
• PhD in Education or related Social Science field.
• 20 years of experience in education research including demonstrated leadership experience at the executive level
• Expertise in running large scale education operations

You will be successful in this role if you have familiarity with communicating complex scientific and technical information in a user-friendly and intuitive manner. Your experience meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders with diverse interests will be key.

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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