Research Associate-Evaluation

Rockville , MD
Jan 21, 2022
Mar 01, 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 has an immediate opening for a researcher with program evaluation experience to work on both large- and small-scale evaluation studies involving a range of program and policy contexts. This is a full time position with flexibility for partial telework arrangement.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Work with study collaborators and clients on the design, implementation, and analysis of a wide spectrum of studies.
•    Design evaluation studies.
•    Proposal and report writing.
•    Participate in the development of published manuscripts.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A Master's degree in social sciences or health related field and 5 years of research experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    A Ph.D. degree in social sciences or health related field.
•    A strong background in research methods and evaluation design, experience with mixed method approaches and quantitative and qualitative analytic skills. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Ability to handle multiple tasks.
•    Possess excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. 
•    Work independently as well as in a team 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 January 4, 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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