Research Assistant

Rockville , MD
Oct 24, 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 research assistant with strong quantitative skills to contribute to education research and evaluation projects. This position requires you to be onsite at our corporate office in Rockville, Maryland. 

Job Responsibilities:
• Developing code in statistical software to manipulate data, produce descriptive statistics, and conduct inferential analysis (e.g., multiple regression).
• Creating data visualizations with Microsoft Excel or other tools.
• Communicating results to collaborative project teams both verbally and in writing.
• Assisting with wide-ranging project activities including web survey testing, data collection, and report preparation.

Basic Qualifications:
• A Bachelor's degree in the social sciences.
• Completed coursework in quantitative subjects such as statistics, economics, and/or mathematics.
• Experience using R to manipulate data and conduct statistical analysis.
• Experience with Microsoft Office products.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience creating data visualizations with Microsoft Excel or other tools.
• Interest in education policy and programs.

Candidates must have strong quantitative and communications skills, be detail oriented and able to work as part of interdisciplinary teams.

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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