Research Assistant-Public Health

Rockville , MD
Dec 03, 2021
Dec 06, 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: 
Westat has immediate openings for analytical and organized individuals to join the Public Health and Epidemiology Practice as research assistants.  Qualified individuals may work on a variety of projects and need to be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.  This position is based in Rockville, Maryland. 

Job responsibilities:
•    Support data collection activities including surveys, interviews, and site visits.
•    Conduct and summarize literature reviews. 
•    Provide administrative support as needed (updating presentations, coordinating/scheduling meetings, note taking, etc)   
•    Assist in developing project materials and documentation.
•    Perform data management and manipulation using MS Excel spreadsheets 
•    Conduct quality control checks on data and reports.
•    Other relevant job duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree, preferably in public health, social sciences or related fields. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, Power Point). 
•    Excellent written and verbal skills.  
•    Strong interest in public health research, public health interventions, and community engaged research.
•    Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on teams, attention to detail, and working in a fast-paced 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

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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