Survey Statisticians

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Mar 17, 2021
Closes
Apr 18, 2021
Function
Analyst, Research
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 one or more Survey Statisticians to join our internationally respected, highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team. The position includes developing sample designs, sampling frames, imputation methods, weighting schemes and variance estimation methods.  Duties may also include data analysis, statistical modeling and R programming.  Survey statistics applications are in a wide variety of study areas.  

Job Responsibilities:
•    Develop sample designs; construct appropriate sample frames and select samples.
•    Develop weighting, nonresponse adjustment and imputation procedures; implement methods for estimation of sampling errors.
•    Prepare and clean data for statistical purposes, perform statistical analyses and modeling, develop R programs.
•    Perform project quality review and prepare deliverables.

Basic Qualifications: 
•    A Master's degree or Ph.D. in Statistics or related field, or a Master's or Ph.D. in a quantitative field plus demonstrated experience in survey statistics.  Master's degrees must be obtained by May 1, 2021.  

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Working knowledge with R, SAS, or other statistical software.  

Candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills organizational skills and the ability to communicate with non-statisticians, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work both independently and in a team environment.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

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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