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Research Associate

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Dental

Who we are:

The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care by supporting the entire spectrum of medical education, medical research, and patient care conducted by our member institutions. We are dedicated to the communities we serve and steadfast in our goal to improve the health of all. The AAMC strives to make a positive impact not only in your career, but in your life. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which features:

  • Significant employer 403(b) contribution
  • Public transportation subsidy
  • Generous paid time off program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness program that includes: discounted gym membership, onsite yoga and sponsored sports teams

How will you make an impact?

This position provides a unique opportunity to join the new Medical Education Research unit at the Association of American Medical Colleges. The Medical Education Research team works to advance medical education and medical education scholarship by developing and leading a research program focused on assessing educational outcomes across the continuum of education. The unit collaborates with colleagues and constituents to develop and implement research priorities and identifies opportunities for data sharing and collaborative research,

In this role, you will support innovate research projects including database development for cohort studies in medical education . You will work closely with the Senior Director for Medical Education Research and the Senior Research Analyst to accomplish this work.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing data bases for the Medical Education Research unit including data entry, merging, and validation.
  • Creating and maintain documented code libraries for routine deliverables.
  • Running standard and ad hoc data reports as needed for the research program.
  • Preparing presentations and reports based on data from internally generated surveys, other AAMC-acquired data, or analyses performed on behalf of the AAMC by external consultants.
  • Working with AAMC staff across clusters internally to support ad hoc analysis and reporting needs.

What will you bring to the role?

  • Bachelor’s degree in similar field with 0-2 years of related work experience. Master’s degree in math, statistics, economics, epidemiology, health services research, or related quantitative discipline preferred.
  • Proven quantitative analysis skills including knowledge of basic statistics and research methods, particularly as applied to large datasets.
  • Experience writing code within SPSS (preferred), Stata, or other comparable statistical programming application, to create and manipulate large datasets and to analyze data.
  • Ability to independently validate integrity of data and results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to create meaningful data presentations in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
  • Must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, well-organized and reliable in timely fulfillment of responsibilities

If a bachelor’s degree is required, related work experience may be substituted in some positions. One year of college course work at an accredited institution is equivalent to one year of related work experience.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative​​ Action Employer. The AAMC is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. The AAMC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

The AAMC’s strong sense of community and professionalism fosters an environment that supports the career and personal goals of its staff. Through development opportunities, employee support and activity groups, and other resources, employees can work in an environment where innovation and new ideas are encouraged. The AAMC serves a vital purpose as the nation’s voice for America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals. These institutions play a crucial role in our nation’s health care by training the next generation of doctors, discovering new medical knowledge, and providing superior clinical care. The work of the AAMC and its employees supports our member institutions and constituents


655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Washington, DC


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