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Medical Knowledge Assessment Specialist, Professional Development - American Society of Clinical Oncology

29 Sep 2021 2:47 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)


Cancer strikes more than 10 million people worldwide each year. As the leading medical society representing doctors who care for people with cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is committed to conquering cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care.

Who we are:
ASCO is a stable, forward-thinking membership organization that operates in a results-oriented work environment in which employees’ evaluation emphasizes performance outcomes over presence or time. This is an Alexandria, VA position that offers an excellent benefits package and opportunities to participate in professional development programs. To learn what it’s like to work at ASCO, click here.

Who we are looking for:

ASCO is in search of a Medical Knowledge Assessment Specialist, Professional Development to join our Education, Science and Professional Development (ESPD) department. The selected candidate will provide programmatic development of ASCO’s medical knowledge assessment products.

What you will do:

·         Manage subject matter expert volunteer groups and develop timelines, project plans, and other materials in the planning and execution of ASCO’s self-assessment programs

·         Execute work plans, meet program deliverables and milestones, and monitor program activities ensuring quality and accuracy

·         Utilize medical (preferably oncology) knowledge background to review and edit digital education content for a professional oncology audience

·         Utilize technology platforms for assessment and manuscript development

·         Identify recommended educational content that can address learners’ knowledge gaps

·         Review FDA updates related to new drugs and screenings and reference updates in ASCO’s assessment programs

·         Effectively operate within a team environment to enlist the support of others and achieve programmatic goals

What you will need to bring:

  • 4 –5 years of experience in medical or scientific field
  • Strong project management experience
  • Proficient experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to fact-check and research medical and/or scientific data
  • Ability to learn new technologies and work within new platforms
  • Computer skills in electronic publishing software, graphics, and web design software
  • Ability to provide clear editorial instructions to authors and peer reviewers
  • Ability to ensure appropriate use of item writing structural and style requirements (e.g., units in test questions, one correct answer choice)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement in making editorial decisions
  • Ability to identify situations in which the knowledge required exceeds their level of competency and seek help from appropriate colleagues
  • Ability to maintain current knowledge related to test development and item writing best practices
  • Ability to demonstrate skill, tact, and professionalism in interactions with authors, peer reviewers and staff

What ideal candidates will contribute:

·         Bachelor’s or master’s degree in science, journalism, English

·         Experience writing and/or editing oncology content

·         Familiarity with AMA or Chicago Manual of Style

·         Knowledgeable of FDA rules and regulations

·         Experience in medical education preferred, or relevant experience in pharmaceutical advertising, medical publishing, or medical communication

·         Proficient experience with SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat, working with a Learning Management System (LMS) or Content Management System (CMS)

·         Item/question writing and test development experience

ASCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


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