Company Name:

Thomas Jefferson University


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:


Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:


Date Posted:

September 27, 2019

Associate Director of the Jefferson Longitudinal Study / Sr Psychometrician

Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) in Philadelphia has an exciting opening for a Sr. Psychometrician / Associate Director of the Jefferson Longitudinal Study. TJU has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and trans-disciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 full and part-time students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.

Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

Sr Psychometrician & Associate Director of the Jefferson Longitudinal Study


  • Perform psychometric and statistical analyses related to medical education research and the Jefferson Longitudinal Study (JLS).
  • Administrative responsibilities include preparing reports of data analyses for deans, academic committees and faculty; overseeing data management and documentation of the JLS database.
  • Scholarly activities include test development and psychometric analysis of instruments to measure medical education outcomes, making presentations at professional meetings, and preparing manuscripts for publication.


  • Maintaining and updating a large longitudinal database of medical students and graduates.
  • Performing advanced psychometric and multivariate statistical analyses.
  • Overseeing data collection and management of the JLS database (currently 12,700 observations).
  • Review, update, organize, and edit documentation of the JLS.
  • Preparing reports and statistical analyses findings for dean, academic committees, and faculty.
  • Work with administrators and faculty to provide answers to their inquiries and help in research relevant to educational outcomes.
  • Serves as a liaison between Center, dean’s office and academic committees.
  • Responding to inquiries regarding ten assessment instruments developed in the Center,
  • Assisting medical students as their research advisor.
  • Involvement with data collection and management, statistical analyses, and writing reports in medical education research at multi-institutional or national level.
  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the values of Jefferson.


PhD in Psychology or Educational and Psychological Measurement or equivalent with expertise in psychometrics, and personality assessment.


  • 3 years of experience with database management and performing psychometric and statistical analyses required.
  • Experience using SAS for multivariate statistical analyses and data management.
  • Familiarity with relational database management systems such as MS Access or SQL.
  • Skills in using MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Skills in writing manuscripts, research proposals, and communication skills.

Job Opening ID: 9232069

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