Job Category: Medical & Health, Research

Location: United States

To be discussed.


Westat is currently seeking motivated and detail-oriented individuals to be traveling field interviewers on the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study. PATH collects information on tobacco use and on attitudes about tobacco use, and examines the short- and long-term health effects of such use. The primary role of the PATH Interviewer is to locate sampled addresses and interview adults and youth in their homes for a longitudinal study. Interviewers show adult and youth respondents how to collect urine samples using self-collection kits. Interviewers also coordinate appointments with a trained phlebotomist who will take blood samples from selected adults. Interviewers regularly receive and transmit data via broadband and report progress and costs to their supervisor.  Traveling field interviewers typically are on out-of-town travel assignments 10 to 14 days in duration on an as-needed basis and are not expected to be away from home more than 20 days in a month.

Interested applicants should view the PATH interviewer video to learn more about this position prior to submitting an application. To view the video, click the link below:
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Basic Qualifications

  •     Be at least 18 years old
  •     Have a high school diploma or GED
  •     Be available to complete a pre-training, Web-based home study
  •     Be available to attend a 6-day, in-person, out-of-town training in November 2016

Minimum Requirements

  •     Must have research interviewing experience
  •     Available to work from October 2016 through November 2017
  •     Willing to work out-of-town travel assignments lasting up to 14 days on an as-needed basis
  •     Available to work up to 40+ hours per week when on travel, including evenings and weekends, when work is available
  •     Able to meet the physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations: Lift and carry 30 pounds of equipment and materials; Walk 2 blocks; and Climb a flight of stairs while carrying equipment
  •     Regular and reliable access to telephone service with a long-distance calling feature, either landline or cellular
  •     Regular and reliable access to a high-speed Internet connection. While on travel, the project will pay for access to a broadband Internet connection, if one is not freely available
  •     Regular and reliable access to an insured vehicle. Depending on the location of the travel assignment, the project may provide a rental vehicle
  •     Valid (current) driver’s license that is not under suspension

Preferred Criteria

  •     Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English
  •     Ability to communicate with people from all walks of life and socioeconomic groups
  •     Comfortable using a laptop computer and establishing Wi-Fi connections in various locations
  •     Comfortable working in unfamiliar locations and knocking on doors
  •     Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented
  •     Ability to work independently

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

This is a part-time non-exempt position eligible for overtime pay. Working on this study can be a fascinating, rewarding experience.  If you are a reliable self-starter, this position may be right for you.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law.

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