Research Assistant (Job ID: 7987BR) - Westat is currently seeking a research assistant to join a multidisciplinary research team working on a variety of health services research projects. Position responsibilities will include the following types of activities: supporting qualitative and/or quantitative research studies; reviewing professional journals and literature to summarize information relevant to projects; managing literature citations; providing support to survey design and operations tasks; supporting recruitment and liaison with demonstration sites; providing administrative support as needed (updating presentations, coordinating and note taking during conference calls, coordinating external stakeholder and client meetings); developing spreadsheets; supporting knowledge -sharing websites including testing and reviewing websites; and other activities in support of project execution. The successful candidate will have excellent writing skills and experience working with MS Excel. Knowledge of areas related to health policy, health services, and health information technology is a plus. Experience with SharePoint, MS Project, SAS, and/or fluency in Spanish is a plus. A bachelor's degree in the social sciences, public health, health services research, or a related field is required; a master’s degree preferred. To learn more about this position and apply, go to www.westat.com/jobs and enter the Job ID 7987BR.
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