medical schools council

Prescribing Safety Assessment seeks psychometrician

Prescribing Safety Assessment seeks psychometrician

Medical Schools Council

Prescribing Safety Assessment seeks psychometrician

Job reference: PSA-2021

Location: Working remotely UK (international candidates may consider applying)

Category: Psychometrician (contracted consultant for assessment analysis)

Application closing date: 30 October 2020

Start date: January 2021

Finish date: Three-year term subject to completion of annual outputs

Contact: or

• Contract
• Part time
• Competitive fee

The British Pharmacological Society and MSC Assessment are inviting applications from expert candidates, to conduct psychometric analyses and report on the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA). We are seeking an individual with significant experience in the field of UK medical education and assessment psychometrics, who appreciates the challenges of improving prescribing competency for newly qualified junior doctors in the UK health service.
The psychometrician will work with the PSA standard setting team to support the assessment build. They will also be asked to advise during post assessment review and produce a psychometric analysis report to the PSA Executive. The report will address all areas of validity, reliability and fairness of the assessment using the most appropriate modern statistical methods.

The psychometrician will be expected to work flexibly around their existing role and to attend key meetings for the PSA in order to present their findings and provide advice. Raw PSA data will be provided, subject to agreement in advance.

Further Information

How to apply

A job description is available for this position.

To apply, please email Veronica Davids ( cc’ing Sophie Joseph ( enclosing an up-to-date CV and one-page covering statement, setting out how your skills and experience matches the objectives of the PSA psychometrician. Please submit your application before the closing date of 30 October 2020. It may be possible to arrange informal briefing calls before the submission date – please contact us for more information.

Remuneration: commensurate with the role, to be agreed with the successful candidate.

Interviews: We will contact prospective candidates during the week commencing 2nd November with further information on the process.

Job Details

School name Medical Schools Council
Job title Prescribing Safety Assessment seeks psychometrician
Date posted 09/10/2020
Closing date 30/10/2020
Reference Number PSA-2021