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  • Senior Research Associate - Health Services - Research & Analysis Rockville
  • Westat in Rockville, MD, United States
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs 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 has an immediate opening for a Senior Research Associate conducting health services research analysis, healthcare economics, statistical programming, reporting, and task management. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team on a variety of health services research projects focused on health care delivery, payment, and policy.

Remote work arrangement available.

Job Responsibilities:
• Serve in various technical roles using quantitative research methods for a variety of large, complex projects related to data validation and evaluation for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other federal clients.
• Independently conduct programming and analysis activities using SAS, R, and or Python to ingest, link, clean, create, and manipulate complex datasets.
• Conduct quantitative analysis, interpret results, and prepare internal and client reports.
• Provide some project management support including preparing progress reports and managing timelines.
• Share quantitative results verbally and in writing for a variety of internal and external audiences through reports, presentations, peer-reviewed literature, and data visualizations.
• Collaborate with team members with various levels of experience and subject matter expertise.
• Participate in business development activities, as needed.
Basic Qualifications:
• PhD in economics, statistics, health services research, or a related field focused on health and 2+ years of research experience working in a health-related field with progressively increasing responsibilities OR master's degree in economics, statistics, health services research, or a related field and 6+ years of experience working in a health-related field with progressively increasing responsibilities.
• Demonstrated experience analyzing healthcare claims data, including Medicare, Medicaid claims and assessment data,
• Demonstrated experience conducting health services research independently and on multidisciplinary teams.
• Demonstrated experience with quantitative research expertise, SAS, R, Python.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience cleaning, integrating, and analyzing clinical (e.g., registry data, claims, vital statistics), survey and/or social determinant of health data.
• Demonstrated experience working for federal or state healthcare contracts, health focused Foundations, or health care delivery systems.
• Ability to summarize or synthesize information for different audiences and purposes.
• Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to coordinate completion of projects and tasks.
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 plus 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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