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Job Title: Research Assistant-Tobacco Research
Job Number: 20508BR
Organization: Westat
Posted: 1/13/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Public/Private For Profit
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Rockville,  MD    USA
Position Description: Job Responsibilities: • Collaborate with tobacco and health researchers to better understand data trends and measurement objectives. • Work with a team of experts to write new survey questions and develop multi-mode instruments. • Support the design and system testing of programmed surveys; and preparing survey instruments and materials for a wide range of audiences. • Work closely with project staff to coordinate tasks and project schedules, write meeting notes and conduct other notetaking activities, write drafts of documents summarizing project-related activities, and work on proposals.

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: • A bachelor’s degree in public health, psychology, sociology or a related social science or health science field is required. • At least 1 year of experience working in a research environment.

Minimum Qualifications: • Candidate must be detail-oriented; have excellent written and oral communication skills; • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; strong organizational skills; and work well in a fast-paced team environment. • Basic knowledge of computer office programs and databases (e.g., Word, Excel, etc.)

Organization 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.

Closing Date: 4/13/2022
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Contact Name: Shaliza Buckredan,  HR Recruiter
Contact Location: 1600 Research Drive

Rockville   MD  20850
United States
Contact Location: 1600 Research Drive
  Rockville   MD  20850
  United States
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How to Apply: To apply, go to select Corporate and enter 20508BR in the Job ID field.

Additional Information: 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 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.

Web Site Delete Date: 4/13/2022