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Explore the possibility of a career at ACP! The American College of Physicians is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, parental status, handicap or disability, or Vietnam-era veteran status or any other military status, political affiliation, or any non-merit based factor.

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Editorial Coordinator

Department: Annals
Location: Philadelphia, PA Office

The Annals of Internal Medicine, flagship journal of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and one of the most widely cited and influential medical journals in the world, is looking to hire an Editorial Coordinator to coordinate the flow of submitted manuscripts from receipt to final decisions.

The Editorial Coordinator serves as liaison with assigned Associate Editors and Editor/Deputy Editors. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensures timeliness in the review of manuscripts from submission to acceptance.
  • Routinely checks the progress of all assigned manuscripts and independently takes appropriate action to promote timely turnaround (sends reminders to editors and reviewers, identifies additional reviewers, etc.).
  • Serves as liaison between Associate Editors and Editor/Deputy Editors to share information, updates, and concerns related to review of assigned manuscripts.
  • Handles questions from authors and reviewers via email and telephone as necessary.
  • Searches and contacts potential peer reviewers using editor suggestions along with MeSH terms, PubMed, and/or Google Scholar. 
  • Maintains accurate reviewer and author information in the manuscript processing system by entering new reviewers, assigning MeSH codes and descriptions, and updating contact information.
  • Monitors quarterly invitations to Annals Editorial Board members.
  • Assists in some administrative tasks such as calendar scheduling, travel booking, and meeting planning.
  • Works on special area projects as assigned.

Qualified candidates must possess a high school diploma (college degree preferred), and a minimum of 1-2 years of journal experience, with strong preference given to those with medical journal experience. Excellent PC skills and proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Zoom video conferencing are required, and familiarity with different media platforms and manuscript processing systems is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be highly organized, task-oriented, adaptive to changes, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with all levels of College staff, physicians, and editors.

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Medical Editor I

Department: Assessment and Education Programs
Location: Philadelphia, PA Office
Salary: $55,000

The Medical Education Division of the American College of Physicians (ACP) is seeking candidates for the position of Medical Editor I for the Assessment and Education Programs (AEP) department. 

ACP, a national organization of internists with headquarters in Philadelphia, is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States with 159,000 members worldwide.

Responsibilities of the Medical Editor I include, but are not limited to:

  • Administering the development of AEP products from the planning stage through production.
  • Working with authoring committees to develop content according to needs assessment data and ACP guidelines; ensuring assignments are completed according to program specifications and on time.
  • Substantively editing all AEP materials, including syllabus text, tables, figures, multiple-choice questions (MCQs), and content presented in various e-learning digital platforms.
  • Representing ACP and AEP at committee meetings and recording content-related meeting notes.
  • Understanding all facets of production, from file conversion through electronic production.
  • Collaborating with production staff and graphic services on the production of graphics.
  • Assisting with proofreading of products in all print and electronic production stages using standard proofreading conventions.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, Journalism, or Biology; and two-plus years of work-related experience in a medical editing environment.
  • Ability to substantively edit medical content and reorganize as needed, conforming to departmental style and usage.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic and print production; familiarity with or potential to learn how to edit in e-learning digital platforms is desirable.
  • Knowledge of test development principles and concepts in self-assessment and continuing medical education is desirable.

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Senior Research Associate, Center for Evidence Reviews

Department: Clinical Policy
Location: Philadelphia, PA Office

The American College of Physicians (ACP), a prestigious medical membership association for doctors of internal medicine located in Philadelphia, is looking for a Senior Research Associate for its Center for Evidence Reviews (CER).

The Senior Research Associate provides methodological expertise to the Clinical Policy Department and contributes to all stages of the systematic evidence review and clinical guideline development process. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Applies established quantitative and qualitative research methods, standards, and procedures to conduct systematic reviews and develop clinical guidelines.
  • Provides guidance to the Clinical Guidelines Committee on including cost data into clinical guidelines, updating clinical guidelines, and establishing methodologically sound processes to do so consistently and effectively.
  • Provides methodological support for Clinical Policy projects.
  • Writes scholarly scientific articles in areas of systematic review methodology, guideline development methodology (e.g., cost analysis and guideline update processes), and clinical policy for publication in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Assists in implementing the Clinical Policy department disclosure and conflicts of interest policy across committees and projects.

Qualified applicants will possess a graduate degree (PhD or Master’s) in epidemiology, health services research, biostatistics, or related field, plus 5-10 years of experience in developing evidence reviews. Candidates must have experience in conducting systematic reviews and expertise in methodological research in the area of systematic reviews, clinical epidemiology, cost effectiveness, and meta-analysis.

The successful candidate will be able to critically assess scientific literature and will have demonstrated knowledge of the principles of epidemiology, health services delivery, evidence reviews, statistical and analytical methods, and clinical practice guidelines. Candidates must possess demonstrated quantitative and qualitative research skills and knowledge of related software programs; strong project management skills; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

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