Research Associate

Rockville , MD
May 15, 2021
Jun 28, 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 is hiring qualified individuals to join multidisciplinary research teams to help manage research and evaluation projects focusing on health care quality, health policy, performance measurement, website design, patient safety, and health care delivery.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Leading and working with cross-functional project teams.
•    Providing quality assurance of task-related work and client deliverables.
•    Developing and managing timelines; identifying and troubleshooting risks. 
•    Developing agendas and facilitating internal and external meetings, webinars, and large conference calls involving clients, experts and stakeholders.
•    Support education and outreach, such as webinars, fact sheets, social media announcements, etc.
•    Writing policy briefings and option papers.
•    Writing meeting or call notes and managing follow through of action items. 
•    Conducting literature reviews and qualitative interviews.
•    Overseeing project budgets; and conducting recruitment of research sites and participants. 

Basic qualifications: 
•    A master's degree in public health, social sciences, or a related field and at least 3 years of work and project management experience in relevant areas is required.

Preferred qualifications: 
•    Previous experience working on federal research contracts and/or health services research, project management skills and familiarity with national and/or local health policy and performance measurement.

The successful candidate must have excellent attention to detail and be comfortable and effective working on multiple, complex tasks in close coordination with others under limited direction, and have strong interpersonal and writing skills.

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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