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Research Analyst

Location:Philadelphia, PA
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:

The Research Measurement Analyst is responsible for conducting research and development activities that will improve the assessment of communication skills within the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

Duties:
  • Analyze existing assessment processes and propose creative and innovative solutions to measurement problems
  • Conduct research that includes review of data sets, observation of live examination encounters and review of digital recordings.
  • Conduct and interpret sophisticated statistical analyses to identify and refine methods of assessing clinical skills.
  • Consult with physicians and medical educators to develop and review test material.
  • Develop and oversee rater training activities to ensure rater consistency.
  • Communicate analytical results and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in an ongoing quality control to ensure that the examination is fair and consistent.
Qualifications:
  • Ability to conceptualize and explore problems from a broader perspective
  • Demonstrated ability to improve processes and procedures
  • High level of critical thinking skills, quantitative skills, and logical reasoning ability
  • Strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with SPSS (or other similar statistical software used to conduct complex statistical analyses)
  • Extensive knowledge of Access and/or Excel (or other similar applications) for data manipulation and/or database management

Candidate should have a Master's degree and 1-3 years of experience conducting research design work. A working knowledge of measurement theory for test development and evaluation is preferred.



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