Research Data Manager
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 is seeking a Research Data Manager to plan and manage data processing operations for large survey research projects.
· Write technical specifications for systems, programs, and data files, manage software testing and data review, and prepare and document file sets for delivery to our clients.
· You would be expected to become an expert on programmed survey instruments, the collected data and metadata for a variety of studies and the optimal application of a variety of methods for post-collection processing of survey data.
· A bachelor’s degree, preferably in the social sciences or information systems with 8 years of experience is required.
A Master’s degree is preferred.
To be successful in this role you must possess an analytic mind, excellent oral and written communication, programming aptitude or experience, detail orientation, a strong interest in social science research, experience managing large databases, and a highly organized approach to work. Basic knowledge of SQL and SAS are desirable.