Research Assistant

7 days left

Rockville , MD
Oct 23, 2021
Dec 13, 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 is seeking a professional with strong communications and problem solving skills to join health services research team. The successful candidate will support health communications, policy analysis, and qualitative data collection and analysis, and reporting tasks. They must have excellent attention to detail and be comfortable and effective working on multiple, complex tasks in close coordination with others, and have strong interpersonal and writing skills.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Leading and working with cross-functional project teams.
•    Providing quality assurance of task-related work and client deliverables.
•    Developing and managing timelines; identifying and troubleshooting risks. 
•    Developing agendas and supporting meetings, webinars, and large conference calls involving clients, experts and stakeholders.
•    Developing communications materials for education and outreach, such as fact sheets, social media announcements.
•    Writing meeting or call notes and managing follow through of action items. 
•    Supporting literature reviews.
•    Conducting and qualitative interviews.
•    Supporting recruitment of research sites and participants. 

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

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Excellent attention to detail. 
•    Excellent communications skills with ability to tailor communications for an audience or specific product.
•    Strong MS Office skills, including MS Word and Excel. 
•    Strong collaboration skills.

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

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

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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