International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Location: Denver, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Research and Information
Position is eligible for employee benefit programs.
Internal Number: 2024-02
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is the premier international membership association for physicians, researchers, and medical professionals, who are dedicated to conquering lung and thoracic cancers worldwide. The IASLC currently has an immediate opening for a mission-oriented Guidelines Methodologist with health-related work experience, who will partner with member-led committees to develop new and updated clinical practice standards/guidelines, systematic reviews, position papers, and consensus documents.
The Guidelines Methodologist will work collaboratively with global scientists and healthcare professionals to advance the development and implementation of global standards/guidelines related to the prevention, detection, and treatment of thoracic malignancies. This employee must be a methodical thinker who can provide our member volunteers with the research and information they need to write evidence-based global standards/guidelines by conducting literature searches, evidence extraction, and meta-analysis.
This nonsupervisory, exempt position may be fully remote or physically based in our downtown Denver, CO office on a hybrid work schedule. This position reports to the Chief Science Officer (CSO).
In this role, you will:
Work with the Global Multidisciplinary Practice Standards Committee (GMPSC) to develop and implement comprehensive, multidisciplinary, evidence-based global standards/guidelines for tobacco control, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care management of thoracic malignancies.
Serve as the staff liaison to the GMPSC, providing excellent project management and administrative support, including but not limited to management of meeting schedules, agendas, and project timelines to ensure that deliverables and timelines are achieved, status reporting to appropriate leadership and stakeholders, dissemination of results/deliverables, and project documentation and evaluation.
Serve as the methodologist for standards/guideline development and educate the committee and leadership on the methodology used to develop systematic reviews of literature and existing clinical practice guidelines (systematic or other literature review, data extraction, meta-analysis, evidence synthesis, etc.) and how to use the GRADE system to assess the evidence and develop clinical practice recommendations.
Collaborate with committee members to develop project charters that outline the scope of new projects, timelines, appropriate literature search strategies, and inclusion/exclusion criteria for the projects.
Create evidence tables and draft narrative summaries of all analyses.
Assist in the writing, editing and review of systematic reviews, clinical practice standards/guideline position paper manuscripts, and summary reports for the Board of Directors.
What makes the IASLC the place for you?
A meaningful mission. Your work will support global efforts to find effective treatments for lung cancer, one of the most prevalent and deadly forms of cancer worldwide.
Opportunity to work with leading physicians and researchers. You will meet and promote the activities of the world’s brightest minds in the field of thoracic oncology and exciting new scientific advancements.
A positive work culture. Our people make the IASLC a special place to work. We are committed to living out our company values at all levels on a daily basis.
Belong to a collaborative team. Our small team creates a lot of magic through our collaborative approach to work. Your work will provide many opportunities to work cross-functionally across the organization.
Great employee benefits. Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive package of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance benefits. We also offer a generous 401(k) match, paid vacation and sick time, paid holidays, professional development, and other perks. In addition, some positions will have opportunities to travel domestically and internationally.
Hybrid work schedule. Employees are based in our Denver office and are allowed to work remotely 2-3 days per week.
Compensation: $75,000-85,000 annually, depending on related skills and experience
We believe the best solutions come from diverse teams. We strive to have an environment where everyone has an opportunity to be successful regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other lawfully protected status.
COVER LETTER AND CURRENT RESUME REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION.
A successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
A deep commitment to the mission of the IASLC and compassion for those living with a lung cancer diagnosis.
Masters’ degree (MS, MA, MPH, etc.) or higher education in science, biostatistics, epidemiology, health methods research, or other health-related fields.
Minimum of 5 years of scientific or health-related research, development, writing, or analytical experience.
Strong conceptual skills to interpret a variety or requests for information, provided in written, oral, or schedule form, into actionable projects and deliverables.
Familiarity with statistical concepts and their application to medical literature.
Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and communicate complex information coherently or logically, both orally and in written form.
Ability to search, read, analyze, and interpret scientific literature and reports and to draw meaningful conclusions.
Previous experience as an author or contributor to other guidelines, technical or scientific papers.
Experience in conducting systematic review, citation management, meta-analysis and guideline development methods.
Multicultural sensitivity. Multilingual fluency/literacy would be a plus.
Experience preferred in performing structured literature searches with PubMed, Medline, Embase, or Google Scholar and grey literature as appropriate.
Experience preferred in use of GRADE Pro or similar meta-analysis software (i.e. RevMan, CMA, or MIX2.0 software)
TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted via our website, www.iaslc.org at IASLC Careers. Cover letter and resume are required for consideration. Complete job description available on IASLC website. IASLC Application
About International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is the only global organization dedicated to the study of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Founded in 1974, the association's membership includes more than 9,500 lung cancer specialists across all disciplines in over 100 countries, forming a global network working together to conquer lung and thoracic cancers worldwide. The association also publishes the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the primary educational and informational publication for topics relevant to the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of all thoracic malignancies, and also JTO Clinical and Research Reports. Visit www.iaslc.org for more information.
The IASLC mission is to:
• Embrace the study of the etiology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and all other aspects of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies
• Provide education and information about lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies to IASLC members, to the medical community at large, and to the public
• Use all available means to eliminate lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies as a health threat for the individual patient and throughout the world