Research Assistant

Rockville , MD
Aug 19, 2021
Sep 30, 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 an analytical and organized individual to join the company as a research assistant. The position is based in Rockville, Maryland. New employees will work remotely until it becomes safe to return to our offices.  

Job Responsibilities:
•    Support data collection activities.
•    Develop project materials and documentation.
•    Work with IT and project staff on systems requirements.
•    Test project systems.
•    Assist with training materials development.
•    Monitor productivity and quality of data collection efforts.
•    Work collaboratively with the research team and others within the company.
•    Provide administrative support as needed.
•    Complete ad-hoc research projects as needed.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree, preferably in the social sciences. 

Preferred Qualifications:
•    One year of relevant experience.

Minimum Qualifications:  
•    Moderate proficiency with MS Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
•    Desire to join a fast-paced environment. 
•    Reliable, highly accurate, and efficient work style.
•    Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
•    Solid organizational skills and ability to multitask.
•    Effective written and oral communication skills.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently.

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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