Survey Methodologist

Rockville , MD
Oct 17, 2020
Nov 04, 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.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a Survey Statistician to join our internationally respected, highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team. The position supports improving survey procedures and capabilities and conducting methodological research. 

Job Responsibilities:
• Works as a survey methodologist on a variety of survey projects.
• Supports development and implementation of survey procedures to improve survey efforts, including, but not limited to questionnaire design, use of paradata, pretesting methods, methods to increase response rates, experiments with surveys and survey error evaluations.
• Conducts literature reviews, codes qualitative process data, implements statistical analyses, and prepares pre-testing materials and conducts qualitative interviews.
• Supports report production and table preparation.

Basic Qualifications:
• A Master's degree or Ph.D. in Survey Methodology or related field with course work in survey methods, or a Master's or Ph.D. in a quantitative field plus equivalent work experience is survey methods.
• At least 2 years of experience related to survey methods.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to work as part of interdisciplinary research teams to implement methodological solutions to address analytic and research goals of the project.
• Interest in participating in publications and conference presentations.

Qualified candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. 

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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