Medical Education Research Associate

  • American Medical Association
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Sep 05, 2019
Full time Healthcare Education Research

Job Description

Medical Education Research Associate
Chicago, IL

The AMA is a unifying voice and powerful ally for America’s physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation.  To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.  Join the AMA team as the Senior Research Associate I in Strategy Medical Education.  As part of the team, you will be responsible for conducting high-level research and writing in-depth analysis, developing and producing research studies, documenting research outputs, and developing strategic reports for internal and external audiences.  You will create presentations and support department projects.  You will work independently or in cross-functional teams to perform required tasks.
Other Responsibilities will include:

  • Conducts High-level Evaluation, Research and Assessment Activities
    • Provide background research ranging from simple to complex in nature related to the graduate medical education Reimagining Residency Initiative
    • Identify key issues and insights from research conducted
    • Develop and implement a logic model to identify and document inputs, outputs, and short-, medium and long-term outcomes for research projects
    • Develop and maintain internal technology resources and materials for knowledge sharing
    • Proactively stay abreast of developments on topics and issues relevant to research to assist the leadership team in identifying potential opportunities for the AMA’s involvement and input
    • Document the progressive attainment of initiative level Reimaging Residency graduate medical education outcomes in support of Unit and Association goals ensuring quality, accuracy and timeliness
    • Collaborate and build a close partnership with each Reimagining Residency grantee’s evaluation team
    • Prepare and submit Institutional Review Board proposals and amendments
    • Conduct a comprehensive written literature review based upon strategic priorities
    • Adhere to a high standard of research ethics
  • Reports and Publication
    • Prepare documents, reports including tables, charts and other graphical representation for internal, external or both audiences, including providing the background information and analysis
    • Present findings to both internal and external stakeholders
    • Develop and produces reports, articles and opinion pieces for publication in peer-reviewed journals
    • Copy edit documents to meet AMA standards, including both written documents and presentations
    • Collaborate with internal business units such as Advocacy, EC, and strategy in the development of communication and marketing plans, promotional materials, and handle any related activities as required
  • May include other responsibilities as assigned


  • Master’s degree required, PhD a plus, preferably in social science, education, health administration, public health or health care policy required
  • 4 or more years experience of evaluation, social science, healthcare or relevant research experience in academic, government, corporate or non-profit setting
  • Strong research skills
  • Knowledge of Medical Education preferred
  • Exceptional analytical approach to outcomes identification, measurement, and evaluation; strong critical thinking, writing and tracking/documentation skills; experience in the following needed: ability to conceptualize and synthesize the literature and offer key insights, to identify valid, reliable industry measures, organize and translate data
  • Outstanding interpersonal and verbal communication skills with a creative hands-on orientation; must have proven ability to present clear and cogent arguments informed by evidence/data
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, including the ability to balance work on multiple short-term projects requiring rapid responses with work on long-term projects
  • Must work effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail
  • Some travel required and some extended hours including weekends

The AMA offers competitive salaries, including an incentive plan; excellent benefits and progressive technology.  Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance.  The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.  

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.  As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.



Mathematical-Statistical Research, General-Other: R&D-Science, University, General-Other: Medical-Health