Project Administrator

Rockville , MD
Mar 19, 2021
Apr 20, 2021
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 has an immediate opening for a project administrator to support the management of a variety of tobacco research projects, including, but not limited to, the NIH and FDA funded Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.  This person will join our behavioral health and health policy practice area to work with and support a multidisciplinary team of researchers focused on tobacco regulatory science and tobacco prevention and control research, as well as other related areas of public health. 

Job Responsibilities: 
•    Responding to requests from clients and supporting project managers.
•    Creating and managing databases of scientific products and measures. 
•    Tracking and coordinating the status of scientific products and measures across tasks.
•    Collaborating on the creation and implementation of procedures for maintaining project materials and files.
•    Writing progress reports, technical reports and memos.
•    Synthesizing meeting discussions and documenting decisions made in senior management meetings.
•    Collaborating on grant and contract proposals. 
•    Other management support.

Basic qualifications: 
•    A bachelor's degree in public health, psychology, sociology, economics, or a related social science or health science field with a minimum of 8 years of demonstrated research experience. 

The successful candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to take initiative, and able to work on a breadth of activities. Strong written and verbal communication skills and good interpersonal skills are essential. Experience in health communications, market research, and/or program evaluation will also be considered.

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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