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Research Assistant - Health Services Research -Hybrid Work Arrangement

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Rockville
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

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.Westat has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant to work with a multidisciplinary team on a variety of health services research projects. Our work is focused on innovative health care delivery, patient safety, patient experience, policy implementation, consumer engagement, data management, and health information technology.This role has a hybrid work arrangement, requiring 1-2 days on-site at a Westat office.Job Responsibilities:--- Provide basic research and administrative support on a range of projects employing varying methodologies and across health-related areas.--- Support data collection activities, including survey administration, survey cognitive interviews, in-depth interviews, site visits, focus groups, coding qualitative data, and background research.--- Respond to technical assistance emails and phone calls.--- Conduct literature searches and reviews; contribute to writing case studies, reports, and profiles.--- Contribute to manipulating data, including importing and inputting data, maintaining databases, recoding variables, populating presentation and report templates, and reviewing data tables.--- Produce infographics and other data visualization products to effectively present data/results.--- Provide logistical or content-related support for expert panels, consumer testing, and advisory groups.--- Support project management by taking notes at project meetings, contributing to client reports, monitoring project schedules, or other tasks.--- Perform activities under supervision of senior research staff.Basic Qualifications:--- A bachelor's degree in social sciences, public health or a related field and some social science research project experience in a health-related area.Preferred Qualifications:--- Experience and skill analyzing qualitative or quantitative data.--- Ability to summarize or synthesize information for different audiences and purposes.--- Experience and skill working with MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).--- Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to coordinate completion of projects and tasks.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 per year)
  • 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 AccountThis 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.#LI-WST1

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Rockville , Research Assistant - Health Services Research -Hybrid Work Arrangement, Healthcare , Rockville, Maryland

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