Statisticians

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 one or more Statisticians with expertise in analysis and modeling or in survey statistics to join our diverse, collaborative, multidisciplinary team of statisticians, survey methodologists and data scientists.  

Methodological areas include generalized linear models, longitudinal data analysis, multilevel modeling, survival analysis, design and analysis of randomized experiments, causal inference with observational data, Bayesian statistics, latent variable models, measurement theory, econometric analysis, sparse data analysis, and functional data analysis.  

Survey statistics areas include sample designs, sampling frames, imputation methods, calibration and nonresponse weighting, and variance estimation methods.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Design and conduct sophisticated statistical analyses; work with and combine data from multiple sources; develop and evaluate statistical models.
•    Develop sample designs and sampling frames; select complex samples; develop weights, nonresponse adjustments and imputation strategies; implement variance estimation methods.
•    Conduct and disseminate research that enhances Westat's visibility through publications and conference presentations and further strengthens and extends Westat's reputation for statistical excellence.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A Master's degree or Ph.D. in Statistics or a Master's degree or Ph.D. in a quantitative field plus equivalent experience in analysis and modeling or survey statistics. 

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate with non-statisticians to clarify objectives.
•    Qualified candidates must have good organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Ability to collaborate with experts in other areas of statistics and with non-statisticians as part of interdisciplinary research teams to address analytic questions and research goals at the project design and implementation stages.
•    Experience using R or SAS. 
•    Publications and conference presentations.

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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