MD – Rockville
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.
Westat is seeking a research assistant to work as part of a team of evaluators, primarily in the areas of public health, equity, housing, homelessness, and other areas. The position is based in our Rockville, MD offices. New employees will work remotely until it becomes safe to return to our offices.
• Conduct literature searches.
• Support data collection activities including scheduling site visits, preparing for and assisting in key informant interviews and focus groups, and
• preparing web surveys.
• Prepare data for analysis (both qualitative and quantitative), including coding in qualitative and quantitative software.
• Conduct preliminary data analyses (using qualitative or statistical software packages) and graphically representing data findings.
• Assist in the writing of reports.
• A bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences is required.
Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; be detail-oriented; and work well in a fast-paced team environment. Some travel may be needed, once it is safe to do so. Strong computer skills are a plus. Experience with statistical software such as SAS and qualitative software such as NVivo or MAXQDA is also a strong plus. Position includes opportunities to participate in scholarly writing and presentations.
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
Employee Assistance Program
Travel Accident 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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