Project Manager-Remote

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Jan 05, 2022
Closes
Jan 28, 2022
Industry
Research
Hours
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 a project manager to work on a variety of tobacco research projects, including, but not limited to, the NIH and FDA funded Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.  This person will join our behavioral health and health policy practice area to work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers focused on tobacco regulatory science and tobacco prevention and control research, as well as other related areas of public health.  This position is remote eligible. 

Job Responsibilities: 
•    Collaborating with the project management team on various client requests, cost management and contract administration tasks.
•    Tracking and coordinating the status of deliverables and other work products. 
•    Collaborating on the creation and implementation of procedures for maintaining project records, standard operating procedures, templates and other project artifacts.
•    Writing progress reports, technical reports and memos, in whole or in part.
•    Synthesizing meeting discussions and documenting decisions made.
•    Collaborating on grant and contract proposals. 

Basic qualifications: 
•    A Bachelor's degree in public health, business administration, psychology, sociology, economics, or a related science or administration field.  
•    At least 5 years of demonstrated experience administering, coordinating or managing scientific research projects.
•    Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is required.
OR 
•    A Master's degree in public health, business administration, psychology, sociology, economics, or a related science or administration field. 
•    At least 3 years of demonstrated experience administering, coordinating or managing scientific research projects.
•    Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is required.

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    The successful candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to take initiative while also working as part of a team.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills and good interpersonal skills 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

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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