Senior Economist/Study Director - Remote Work Arrangement
Posted on: September 17, 2022
22701BRJob DescriptionWestat 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
Westat is seeking a Senior Economist/Study Director to join the
Healthcare Delivery Research and Evaluation group (HDRE). It's an
exciting opportunity to bring your methodological and healthcare
policy and economics expertise to play a strategic role in
continuing to expand our portfolio of healthcare policy and
research. We are seeking a versatile economist with a passion for
mentorship and collaboration to lead and contribute to research
studies, contracts, and proposals as part of a multidisciplinary
team of data analysts and social scientists.
--- Lead tasks for quantitative projects and studies for a variety
of governmental agencies; lead analyses designed to answer research
questions about health care policy topics.
--- Provide subject matter and methodological expertise regarding
research design and implementation, data analyses, and
communicating findings to clients.
--- Contribute to business development efforts to expand HDRE's
footprint with government agencies, including contributing to and
leading sections of proposals and grant applications.
--- Synthesize analytic results and communicate them via reports,
white papers, memos, presentations, and client interactions.
--- Conduct health policy research and background research to
understand the policy context relevant to conducting analyses.
--- Contribute to growing the HDRE research team through the
development of junior staff and supporting a diverse culture.
--- Master's degree in economics, social sciences, health care
services research or related quantitative degree and 7 years of
experience post-Master's degree; or a PhD in economics, social
sciences, health care services research or another related
quantitative degree and 4+ years of relevant experience post-PhD.
Experience should include leading or managing studies or large key
tasks on projects for federal or state clients.
--- Expertise in successfully leading and managing complex
quantitative research tasks -
---Expertise in several of the following areas: quality measure
development and implementation; EHR data analysis; evaluation
design and methods; CMS operations. -
---Experience leading and managing sections of proposals for
federal and state clients; experience with CMS strongly
---Expertise in relevant statistical software (SAS, Stata, SQL, R
-Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program
focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may
- Employee Stock Ownership Plan
- 401(k) Retirement Plan
- Professional Development
- Health Advocate
- Employee Assistance Program
- Medical 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 AccountProtecting 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
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