Professional Positions

Current Openings

Professional positions include researchers (variety of program areas), communications specialists, systems analysts, administrative staff, and telephone data collectors.

Professional Position Descriptions


Westat’s research staff comprises people with diverse training and experience in statistics, economics, social sciences, education, health sciences, and many other fields that support research programs. We hire subject-matter experts, project directors, study managers, survey designers, research analysts, field operations directors, research assistants, and many other research professionals.

Research, Statistics

Westat’s statisticians work to develop and implement best practices in survey design, sampling and weighting methods, methodological research, pretesting methods, statistical analysis and data science, and statistical disclosure control. Our statisticians provide statistical and methodological support to a range of program areas, including education, health sciences, social sciences, and economics. We assist our clients in clarifying and meeting research goals using the most efficient, unbiased, and innovative survey methods.

Research, Health Studies & Communications

Westat has conducted or supported health research and communications for numerous public and private sector clients. Our involvement ranges from short-term support to long-range planning and design for multiyear, multicenter projects.

Research, Clinical Trials

Westat provides complete contract research organization services for Phase I-IV clinical trials and epidemiologic studies in a variety of therapeutic areas for adult and pediatric populations. Westat manages all phases of the clinical development process.

Computer Systems & Applications

Westat’s computer systems and applications development capabilities are central to our work. We create and maintain a wide variety of Web, database, and other types of sophisticated applications and systems for our diverse research projects.


Westat employs professionals with experience in a variety of Administrative fields, such as accounting, contracts, editorial, and word processing to support Westat projects and corporate goals.

Survey Processing

Westat employs staff members to perform administrative, data collection, and data processing duties on current Westat research projects. Survey processing staff positions are paid on an hourly basis. Benefits are based on hours worked and tenure.

Telephone Data Collection

Westat employs skilled telephone data collection staffs who administer questionnaires over the telephone. Westat has Telephone Research Centers located in two states. Additionally, Westat has telephone data collectors who work from their homes.

Telephone data collection centers are located in the following cities:

  • Rockville, Maryland
  • Frederick, Maryland
  • Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Merced, California

Telephone data collectors are paid on an hourly basis.

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.