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Research Assistant
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Stratus Consulting | Bethesda, MD
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Job Description

Organization Overview

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

Organization Overview

The Division of Health and Environment (DHE) is a trusted advisor to our clients in providing innovative, evidence-driven solutions that contribute to a healthier environment and the health and safety of individuals, families, and communities. We are market leaders in providing policy and regulatory support; advancing public health and clinical epidemiology; providing environmental science, natural resource management, and ecosystem restoration; shaping healthcare policy and health services delivery; responding to mental health and substance use disorders; and studying the criminal justice system. Our clients include: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Army Corps of Engineers, Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Coast Guard, Department of Energy, Department of Justice, Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Institutes of Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, as well as other federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit organizations, and select private sector entities.


Abt Associates seeks a qualified Research Assistant to support the Division of Health and Environment Division in Bethesda, MD.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

* The candidate(s) will support an interdisciplinary team conducting research in support of national-level environmental programs, including EPA, USACE, NOAA, and others.
* The candidate(s) will carry out research, literature searches, and quantitative analyses for projects encompassing one or more of the following topics: economic and policy analysis, water resource management, environmental management, communication/outreach and training programs, health and ecological risk assessment, and/or general environmental policy and program support.
* Duties may include identifying/accessing/analyzing databases and other information sources;; researching processes, profiling industries, and analyzing trends related to environmental programs; generating tables, charts, maps, and/or web pages to communicate results; researching and writing communications and outreach documents, including user guides, fact sheets, and web pages; and providing logistical support for conferences, trainings, and workshops.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

* The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record in public policy, environmental science, economics or other relevant academic discipline.
* Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills are essential.
* Proficiency using Word and Excel is essential.
* The following experience (through employment or academic coursework) and skills are a plus:
* Research experience, especially in the fields of regulatory policy.
* Research experience working with economic, environmental, and/or survey data.
* Experience developing or updating outreach materials or websites.
* Proficiency using database software, such as Access.
* Proficiency using statistical software packages, such as SAS.

Minimum Qualifications

* 0 - 1 years of experience with bachelor degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

About Stratus Consulting

Stratus Consulting provides innovation and excellence in environmental research and consulting, combined with a commitment to client service. Our staff have demonstrated a commitment to technical excellence, innovation, integrity, and client services. We offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary expertise in environmental sciences and natural resources, environmental economics, environmental information management, litigation support, and policy analysis. Our clients include federal, state, tribal, and international government agencies, as well as utilities, industries, and law firms.