Research Assistant

Rockville , MD
Dec 10, 2021
Jan 19, 2022
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 an experienced research assistant to work on a large, fast-paced research support project for the National Cancer Institute.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Setup, testing, and release of data forms. 
•    Coordinate data forms release. 
•    Support for patient enrollment user issues. 
•    Work with external stakeholders to resolve form setup and enrollment issues. 
•    Work with information systems team to resolve setup and user issues. 
•    Assist with development of training materials. 

Basic Qualifications: 
•    A Bachelor's degree in health or social science field.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Data management experience. 
•    At least one year of clinical trial experience or relevant internship experience in a clinical trials setting.
The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, be comfortable with working with multiple applications, have good communication skills, and highly organized.

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 January 4, 2022, 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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