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Senior Policy Researcher

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111459565
Date Posted: 12/04/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Policy Researcher
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Rockville, Maryland, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Quantitative analysis
Empirical Skills
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking an experienced policy researcher leader with strong quantitative analysis skills to lead projects in the labor area and potentially support other projects regarding Federal benefit programs and grantee initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:
•Directing and managing large projects or a series of smaller projects including leading design, data collection, analysis, and report writing.
•Assuming significant business development responsibility for identifying new opportunities, responding to requests for proposals and maintaining current client relations.
•Maintaining an industry presence through publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at conferences.

Job Requirements:
•A Ph.D. in economics, sociology, or a related social sciences discipline and at least 10 years of postdoctoral related work experience.

Candidates must have strong empirical skills and experiencing applying these skills in their project work. Experience in public policy and social program research, ability to work in a team environment, and excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Experience with program evaluation and directing Department of Labor projects are a plus.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.

Application Requirements:
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