Research Assistant

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Jul 28, 2021
Closes
Sep 07, 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 qualified individuals to join multidisciplinary research teams working on a variety of research projects focusing on health care quality, patient experience, patient safety, and health care delivery.
 
Job Responsibilities:
•    Supporting data collection, data submission, and data intake.
•    Supporting recruitment and liaison with research sites.
•    Performing data management and manipulation using MS Excel spreadsheets.
•    Conducting quality control checks on data and reports.
•    Responding to technical assistance phone calls and e-mail communications. 
•    Tracking and monitoring response to inquiries and producing reports on technical assistance provided.
•    Supporting content updates for websites. 
•    Developing agendas and supporting internal and external meetings, webinars, and large conference calls involving clients, experts and stakeholders.
•    Writing meeting or call notes and managing follow through of action items. 
•    Assisting in project-related public communications activities. 
•    Assisting with qualitative research interviews, taking notes, and analyzing qualitative data.

Basic qualifications: 
•    A bachelor's degree in social sciences, public health or a related field. 

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Excellent verbal and written communications skills, organizational skills, detail oriented and the ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.  
•    Experience working with data and MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred qualifications:
•    Relevant research or previous work experience.

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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