Medical Education Research Specialist

California, United States
Friday, 26 July 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 26 September 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking a Medical Education Research Specialist (Academic Program Professional 1) to fill a 1 year fixed-term role that will work under the direction of faculty or other management to implement and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the medical education program’s new curriculum (“Discovery Curriculum”).

Duties include:

  • Oversee and administer research activities by evaluating academic programs, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes.
  • Examine the feasibility of creating a new master of education degree in medical education.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to determine program effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program.
  • Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. Make recommendations for course improvements.
  • Write and edit content for proposals, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities under the general direction of PI. Assist with the development of research grants, (i.e., may suggest new funding opportunities, write portions of grants, and/or summarize data for grant support).
  • Represent the program or function as the key contact and subject matter expert within the department, unit or school and develop communications for internal and external constituencies. Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, training, and conferences. Lead workshops and facilitate meetings.
  • May oversee and train student workers.

* Other duties may also be assigned


  • MD degree and exposure to medical education theory and research. PhD in education desirable
  • Experience conducting medical education research
  • Possess an M.D. or Ph.D. (or both degrees) to understand the goals and nuances of medical education


  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Program administration and or research experience may be required


  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff


  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs


  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends
  • May travel locally
  • Occasional overnight travel

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4111
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 84105