Lead Tobacco Research Associate - Remote

Rockville , MD
Apr 28, 2021
Jun 05, 2021
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 an immediate opening for a Lead Tobacco Research Associate to work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers focused on tobacco regulatory science and tobacco prevention and control research, and other related areas of public health. In this role you will contribute to a variety of tobacco research projects, including, but not limited to, an NIH and FDA funded coordinating center supporting a network of tobacco regulatory scientists.

Job Responsibilities:
- Scientific literature reviews, creating and managing databases of scientific products and measures.
- Promoting dissemination of scientific activities and products, including via social media and web platforms.
- Collaborating with senior scientists and supporting cross-institution collaborative tobacco-related research projects.
- Writing technical reports, scientific publications, and presentations.
- Collaborating on grant and contract proposals.

Basic qualifications:
Minimum of a Master's degree in public health, psychology, sociology, or a related social science or health science field with a minimum of 4 years of demonstrated research experience.

Preferred qualifications:
Doctoral degree

You will be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to take initiative, and able to work on a breadth of activities. Your strong collaboration and communication skills will be essential working with internal and external teams. Experience in statistical analyses, 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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