Research Associate-Data Analyst

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 a Research Associate and experienced data analyst to work in a multidisciplinary team that supports survey and other data analysis projects in health services research studies. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Program and conduct advanced statistical data analysis, including data cleaning, data manipulation, variable creation, correlations, t-tests, regression, factor analysis, reliability analysis, and other types of statistical modeling.
•    Write technical specifications for data files, analytic variables, and production reports.
•    Prepare, document, and perform quality control checks of file sets delivered to Westat's clients. 
•    Support or lead stages of research study design, analysis, and report writing as part of a project team.  
•    Participate in project leadership team to plan survey data collection, management, and delivery operations through all project phases.
•    Write reports for clients.
•    Write papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentation at professional conferences.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A Ph.D., preferably in the social sciences, public health, or health services research.  
•    At least 2 years of relevant analysis experience.
•    Experience with data analysis techniques using SAS.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
•    Demonstrated expertise in quantitative analysis methods, including psychometric analyses.
•    Experience with other data analysis software, such as R and Mplus.
•    Experience writing papers or proposals.
•    Experience with healthcare claims would be a plus.

Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; be detail-oriented; and work well independently and in a team environment.

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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