Senior Epidemiologist/Study Director - Telework Eligible

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 has an immediate opening for a Senior Epidemiologist / Study Director to support nationally significant epidemiologic studies working with government scientists from NIH, CDC, and other agencies in human health and biomedical research. In this role you will manage a group of staff performing data management and statistical analysis.

This position is located in our Durham, North Carolina office and telework eligible.

Job Responsibilities
• Manage staff including programmer analysts and epidemiologists through supervision and communication.
• Project management and task distribution through the use of task/project management tools such as ASANA or GANTT charts.
• Oversee deliverables to clients resulting from the use of advanced analytical software such as SAS, R, Stata, or Python.
• Maintain quality control standards, promote automated data validation, and make recommendations for process improvements.
• Develop and communicate project schedules, deliverables, goals, and budgets.
• Complete project reports and budget summaries for clients.
• Attend meetings and communicate directly with clients.
• Assist with prioritization of work and workload/task dissemination.

Basic Qualifications:
• A master's degree in epidemiology, public health or similar social science field and 8 years of related experience.
• Experience using statistical software (such as SAS, SPSS, Stata, or R) to perform advanced data management and analytic tasks. This is necessary to understand the project work

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience managing project budgets and developing technical, staff, and cost proposals.
• Experience working in a contracting environment.
• Experience working on longitudinal epidemiologic study data management and/or analysis.

You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; be comfortable and effective working on multiple, complex tasks in close coordination with others under limited direction; and have excellent attention to detail. You will also be a collaborator, with the Westat team and our clients.

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 or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, 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.

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