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December 28, 2023
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Summary of the Data Analyst, Research job at Westat

Westat is hiring a Data Analyst, Research with 5 - 10 years of experience. Based in United States - Rockville, MD and with Hybrid ways of working. The expected salary range for this role is $78,800 - $95,000
About Westat

Westat offers innovative professional services to help clients improve outcomes in health, education, social policy, and transportation. We are dedicated to improving lives through research.

Data Analyst, Research job description

Westat is seeking a data analyst to work closely with a multidisciplinary research team conducting education research and evaluation projects. In this role you will use your excellent analytic and communication skills and strong attention to detail to support Westat’s project work.

This position has a hybrid work schedule to work 1-2 days onsite at our office in Rockville, Maryland.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to project staff by working with statisticians and overseeing programmers on education research.
  • Write programming specifications for cleaning of administrative data and data analysis.
  • Develop restricted-use files and documentation.
  • Check data fields, web programming specifications, and data from online surveys.
  • Coordinate with statisticians to review sampling and weighting plans.
  • Conduct quality control for data deliverables.
  • Assist in developing analysis plans.
  • Contribute to report writing.
  • Contribute to proposals for new projects.
Data Analyst, Research job requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in a social science field (e.g., economics, public policy, sociology, education, psychology) and 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience working with large-scale data sets and conducting statistical analyses with software packages (e.g., R, SAS, or Stata).
  • Experience working with longitudinal student-level education K-12 data sets.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required by contract.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of sampling and weighting.
  • Training in research methods.
  • Experience working with large-scale federal education K-12 data sets, such as EDFacts, Common Core of Data, Consolidated State Performance Reports, or Civil Rights Data Collection.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated communication skills.
  • Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients.
  • Organization skills, including time management ability.
  • Detail oriented.
What we offer at Westat

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)
  • 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

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February 26, 2024

About Our Company

Westat offers innovative professional services to help clients improve outcomes in health, education, social policy, and transportation. We are dedicated to improving lives through research.

Job Description & Responsibilities

Westat is seeking a data analyst to work closely with a multidisciplinary research team conducting education research and evaluation projects. In this role you will use your excellent analytic and communication skills and strong attention to detail to support Westat’s project work.

This position has a hybrid work schedule to work 1-2 days onsite at our office in Rockville, Maryland.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to project staff by working with statisticians and overseeing programmers on education research.
  • Write programming specifications for cleaning of administrative data and data analysis.
  • Develop restricted-use files and documentation.
  • Check data fields, web programming specifications, and data from online surveys.
  • Coordinate with statisticians to review sampling and weighting plans.
  • Conduct quality control for data deliverables.
  • Assist in developing analysis plans.
  • Contribute to report writing.
  • Contribute to proposals for new projects.

Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in a social science field (e.g., economics, public policy, sociology, education, psychology) and 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience working with large-scale data sets and conducting statistical analyses with software packages (e.g., R, SAS, or Stata).
  • Experience working with longitudinal student-level education K-12 data sets.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required by contract.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of sampling and weighting.
  • Training in research methods.
  • Experience working with large-scale federal education K-12 data sets, such as EDFacts, Common Core of Data, Consolidated State Performance Reports, or Civil Rights Data Collection.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated communication skills.
  • Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients.
  • Organization skills, including time management ability.
  • Detail oriented.

What we offer

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)
  • 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
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