• Research Analyst Rockville
  • Westat in Rockville, MD, United States
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

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Job Description

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 committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Job Summary

Westat is seeking a Research Analyst to join our team engaged in social policy and economic research. This early-career position will support research in the areas of food and nutrition, labor and workforce development, family support and aging, transportation, and military and Veterans. The successful candidate will have interest in building their skillset in data collection, data analysis, and project management and engaging in professional development activities.

This position is remote-eligible.

Job Responsibilities
• Provide research and administrative support to project teams employing various methodologies and working across social policy content areas.
• Participate in and organize professional development activities related to innovations in diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; team and client engagement; data science and data visualization; and project management.
• Support data collection activities, including survey administration, cognitive interviews, in-depth interviews, site visits, focus groups, coding qualitative data, and background research.
• Support data analysis activities, including cleaning datasets, maintaining databases, recoding variables, and reviewing data tables
• Contribute to project management activities, including scheduling meetings, taking notes during meetings, contributing to client reports, coordinating expert and advisory panels, and monitoring project schedules.
• Draft and maintain work instructions, study procedures, and other study materials.
• Perform activities under supervision of senior staff.

Basic Qualifications
• Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in social science or other relevant field and 2-5 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications
• Familiarity with and interest in supporting social policy and economic research.
• Proficiency with MS Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Experience with one or more data visualization software tools (e.g., Power BI, Tableau) or open-source programming languages (e.g., R, Python)

Other Required Qualifications
• Demonstrated communication skills.
• Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients.
• Organization skills, including time management ability.
• Detail oriented.


Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Subject to plan requirements, employees may participate in:
• Employee Stock Ownership Plan
• 401(k) Retirement Plan
• Paid Parental Leave
• Vacation Leave (15 days per year)
• Sick Leave (10 days per year)
• Holiday Leave (7 government Holidays and 2 Floating Holidays)
• 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

This opportunity will be posted for a minimum of 5 days and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

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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Pay Range

The anticipated salary range for this position is $60,000 - $72,000 and will commensurate with experience.

Bonus Eligibility

Rockville MD USA


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