The NBME is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides high-quality examinations for the health professions. Protection of the health of the public through state-of-the-art assessment of health professionals is the mission of the NBME , along with a major commitment to research and development in evaluation and measurement. The NBME was founded in 1915 because of the need for a voluntary, nationwide examination that medical licensing authorities could accept as the standard by which to judge candidates for medical licensure. Since that time, it has continued without interruption to provide high-quality examinations for this purpose and has become a model and a resource of international stature in testing methodologies and evaluation in medicine. Although the NBME 's mission is centered on assessment of physicians, it encompasses the spectrum of health professionals along the continuum of education, training, and practice and includes research in evaluation as well as development of assessment instruments.
The NBME has nearly 500 employees and is located in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood, home to some of the country's most esteemed universities, nonprofit research institutes, and research and teaching hospitals.
The NBME 's Psychometrics and Data Analysis (PADA) unit is seeking a Psychometrician/Senior Psychometrician. This position is expected to make contributions in three primary areas:
Planning and execution of psychometric analyses, scoring, and score reporting for operational examination programs
Applied research and development in support of modifications to examination designs, and analysis methods and procedure
Contribute to the educational measurement community via professional presentations or publications related to independent or organizational research agendas.
The Psychometrician must effectively collaborate with a variety of internal staff including data analysts, test developers, information technologists, and program managers. In addition, external facing communication and engagement with clients and subject matter experts from a wide range of medical and health care fields is also necessary.
Operational examination programs at the NBME include the United States Medical Licensing Examination , an extensive medical school examination program that supports the assessment needs of US and international medical schools and numerous client examinations primarily in support of medical specialties. The variety of assessment programs creates a wealth of data and opportunities for applied and theoretical research that can impact practice.
Skills and Abilities
Strong background in psychometric theory and application, including knowledge of IRT, CTT, statistics, and research design. Advanced knowledge of measurement topics such as equating, generalizability theory, Bayesian methodology, or standard setting is desirable.
Excellent computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software (e.g., Winsteps, BILOG; SPSS, SAS, or R).
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work closely and successfully with individuals from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds.
Education: Doctorate degree in Educational/Psychological Measurement, Statistics, or a related field.
Experience: A minimum of 1 year of experience is required to be considered for Psychometrician. A minimum of 5 years' of experience is required for candidates to be considered for Senior Psychometrician.
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NBME offers a rewarding work environment, a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits. Please submit an application that includes your resume and cover letter.
NBME is an EEO employer as defined by the EEOC.
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