Project Management/Program Development, Research and Information
We are the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), an innovative professional medical association located in Darien, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago. Established in 1975, the AASM is a professional, forward thinking membership organization dedicated to the advancement of sleep medicine and related research. Our mission is to assure quality care for patients with sleep disorders, promote the advancement of sleep research, and provide public and professional education. We represent a combined membership of 11,000 accredited member sleep centers and individual members, including physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals.
In pursuit of improving sleep health and promoting high quality patient-centered care for all people, the AASM is dedicated to fostering a culture that is committed to excellence, inclusive, flexible, collaborative, appreciative, supportive, and innovative. We strive to live out these core values each day and are looking for others who would like to do the same.
The health and safety of our valued employees are of the utmost importance to us. Since mid-March, we’ve gone remote with the option to work in our Darien office. We will continue this work arrangement through the end of the year.
We have an immediate need for an experienced scientific or health-related researcher who will partner with task forces to manage the development of new and updated systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines, position papers, and consensus documents. We’re looking for a methodical thinker who can provide our volunteer task force members with the information they need to write evidence-based guidelines on behalf of the AASM by conducting literature searches, evidence extraction, and meta-analysis. The ideal candidate will also have experience as either an author or contributor on other guidelines or technical or scientific papers. As a staff liaison, this individual will keep the volunteers focused on their deliverables and provide pre/post conference call support.
Responsibilities and Duties
Work with task forces to develop new or update existing systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines and submit to the Board of Directors (BOD) for revision and approval.
Coordinate and assist in leading conference calls and face-to-face meetings; establish agendas and prepare materials, generate meeting minutes, and document progress according to specified timelines.
Collaborate with task force to develop project charters which outline the scope of new projects, PICO questions, timelines, appropriate literature search strategies and inclusion/exclusion criteria for the projects.
Serve as the methodologist for guideline development and educate the task force on the methodology used to develop systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines (literature evidence review, data extraction, meta-analysis, evidence synthesis), and how to use the GRADE system to assess the evidence and develop clinical practice recommendation statements.
Conduct statistical and meta-analyses to inform the systematic review and clinical practice guideline; create evidence tables and draft narrative summary of statistical analyses.
Assist in writing, editing and reviewing systematic review, clinical practice guideline and position paper manuscripts
Assist the department manager with developing summary reports for the BOD.
Assist the department manager with review of clinical practice guidelines in need of updating to determine the strategy for revisions.
Some travel is required with this position, which may include weekends.
Qualifications and Skills
Master’s degree (MS, MA, MPH, etc.) or higher in science, engineering, biostatistics, epidemiology or other health-related field
Minimum two years of scientific or health-related research, development, writing, or analytical experience (including graduate work)
Strong conceptual skills to interpret a variety of requests for information, provided in written, oral, or schedule form, into actionable projects and deliverables
Strong planning, multi-tasking and organizational skills, including project management; ability to coordinate multiple projects across multi-year timelines
Familiarity with statistical concepts and their application to medical literature
Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and communicate complex information in a coherent and logical manner, both orally and in written format
Ability to search, read, analyze, and interpret scientific literature and reports and draw meaningful conclusions
Ability to work both independently and as a team member
Author or contributor to technical or scientific papers
Experience with reference software (e.g., EndNote)
Experience with GRADE Pro or any meta-analysis software (i.e. CMA, RevMan, and/or MIX software)
Experience in performing literature searches with Medline, Embase, PubMed, or Google Scholar
Experience coordinating and facilitating committee work
Aside from the great job opportunity, we offer a collaborative and fun work culture with amazing benefits.
Affordable medical & dental coverage for you and your family
Free life & disability insurance
3 weeks of PTO (personal/vacation/sick time) plus paid company holidays
PAID parental leave
Business casual environment
Generous 401(k) plan
Flexible spending & dependent care accounts
Discounted fitness membership
Weekly “Wellness Wednesdays” with virtual walk, stretch and healthy snack breaks
Twice daily “plank breaks”
Virtual yoga classes
Additional Salary Information: Annual bonus program
Internal Number: 202008
About American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Established in 1975, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is a professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of sleep medicine and related research. The AASM’s mission is to improve sleep health and promote high quality patient centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards. The AASM represents the professional interests of over 9,000 sleep medicine clinicians and researchers worldwide and accredits thousands sleep centers in the United States.
From insomnia to sleep apnea, the AASM considers sleep disorders an illness that has reached epidemic proportions. Board-certified sleep medicine physicians in an AASM-accredited sleep center provide effective treatment. AASM encourages patients to talk to their doctors about sleep problems or visit www.sleepeducation.com for a searchable directory of sleep centers.