Job Summary: Westat has an immediate opening for a project administrator to support the management of a variety of tobacco research projects, including, but not limited to, the NIH and FDA funded Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. This person will join our behavioral health and health policy practice area to work with and support a multidisciplinary team of researchers focused on tobacco regulatory science and tobacco prevention and control research, as well as other related areas of public health.
Job Responsibilities: • Responding to requests from clients and supporting project managers. • Creating and managing databases of scientific products and measures. • Tracking and coordinating the status of scientific products and measures across tasks. • Collaborating on the creation and implementation of procedures for maintaining project materials and files. • Writing progress reports, technical reports and memos. • Synthesizing meeting discussions and documenting decisions made in senior management meetings. • Collaborating on grant and contract proposals. • Other management support.
Basic qualifications: • A bachelor’s degree in public health, psychology, sociology, economics, or a related social science or health science field with a minimum of 8 years of demonstrated research experience.
The successful candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to take initiative, and able to work on a breadth of activities. Strong written and verbal communication skills and good interpersonal skills are essential. Experience in health communications, market research, and/or program evaluation will also be considered.
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
Employee Assistance Program
Travel Accident 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
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.
Internal Number: 18109BR
WESTAT, located in Rockville, MD is one of the foremost contract research corporations in the United States. Since 1961, we have conducted surveys and provided statistical research and related services to the agencies of the U.S. Government and to a broad range of institutional and business clients. We are an employee-owned corporation with more than 2,000 research, technical, and administrative staff and a recognized history of technical and managerial excellence.