Research Associate-Tobacco Research

Rockville, VA
Apr 29, 2021
May 22, 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.

Job Summary: 
Westat has an immediate opening for a research associate to join our behavioral health and health policy practice area to work with 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. This research analyst will contribute to a variety of tobacco research projects, including, but not limited to, the NIH and FDA funded Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. 

Job Responsibilities: 
•    Scientific literature reviews, creating and managing databases of scientific products and measures. 
•    Implementing analysis plans using STATA and/or R.
•    Collaborating on writing technical reports, scientific publications, and presentations. 
•    Collaborating on grant and contract proposals. 
•    Other research support.

Basic qualifications: 
•    A master's degree in public health, psychology, sociology, economics, or a related social science or health science field with a minimum of 2 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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