Laboratory Specialist-Study Manager

Rockville, VA
Sep 05, 2021
Nov 02, 2021
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: 
We are seeking an experienced researcher to provide clinical laboratory expertise to support ongoing research studies of national and international significant HIV and TB clinical trials programs.  

Job Responsibilities:
•    Participating in study concept and protocol development to ensure the laboratory test methodologies selected have the capability to provide quality results that will meet the protocol requirements and analytic goals. 
•    Working with study collaborators and participating laboratories to develop, document, and implement standardized procedures for protocol-specific assays. 
•    Monitoring laboratory procedures to ensure quality controls are implemented, regulatory requirements are met, and results are accurate, reliable, and standardized. 

Basic Qualifications:
•    A Master's degree in public health, life science or health field with 8 years of  experience in laboratory management and public health or epidemiologic research or Ph.D. degree in a health or life science field with experience in laboratory management and public health or epidemiologic research. 
•    Experience in a clinical research environment, an HIV and TB laboratory setting, or a diagnostic mycobacteriology laboratory is required.  

Strong oral and written communication skills, analytic skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks are essential.  

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.