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Prescribing Safety Assessment seeks psychometrician


Job reference: PSA-02

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

Category: Psychometrician (contracted consultant for assessment analysis)

Application closing date: 14 December 2018

Start date: January 2019

Finish date: September 2019


  • Contract
  • Part time – January 2019 – September 2019 (nine months)
  • Competitive fee

The British Pharmacological Society and MSC Assessment are inviting applications from expert candidates, to conduct psychometric analyses and report of 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. Only limited travel to attend key meetings is expected (1-2 meetings). Expenses and the supply of raw PSA data will be provided, subject to agreement in advance.

How to apply

A job description is available for this position.

To apply, please email Lee Page ( 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 Friday 14 December 2018. 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 17 December 2018 with further information on the process.

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