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Organic Chemistry Professor - Content Writer


Irving, TX

Posted August 24

Job Description

UWorld is seeking a Content Developer with subject matter expertise in Organic Chemistry to join our growing organization. The Content Developer will work closely with an onsite team of fellow chemists and contribute to our web-based MCAT Question Bank. This is a great opportunity to partner with some of the brightest minds in education. UWorld is a highly collaborative, creative, and employee-centric environment that provides long term career opportunities to educators who are passionate about teaching the next generation of professionals from all disciplines. Call us geeks. Call us nerds. Call us overly obsessive. But make no mistake, UWorld's goal is to be the company people call on to help "make the really hard things easy to understand".

Minimum education required:

  • Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry required
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or Pharmaceutical Sciences preferred

Minimum experience required:

  • Strong scientific writing background in Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or Medicinal Chemistry
  • Research experience in Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicinal Chemistry, Biomedical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, or any other field of chemistry related to biology or medicine (2+ years)
  • Organic Chemistry teaching experience at the undergraduate/graduate level (2+ years)

Required skills:

  • Passion for education and learning
  • Effective problem-solving skills and acute attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically and analytically and execute conceptual ideas into a finished product while meeting deadlines
  • Proven history of working independently while operating within a team environment
  • Ability to provide, receive, and respond to feedback positively
  • Ability to adapt quickly, brainstorm, multi-task, and collaborate in a team setting
  • Proficient in MS Office/working knowledge of IT
  • Proven ability to write high-quality MCAT-level questions and rationales

Job responsibilities: Reports to the Director of Pre-Health Education and writes content for the online MCAT Question Bank.

(45%) New content production

  • Writes MCAT Organic Chemistry passages and questions with comprehensive rationales
  • Works closely with editing and scientific illustration teams to create exceptional content that adheres to UWorld standards
  • Applies knowledge that reflects standardized exam content and practices for generation of test questions
  • Collaborates with management and team members during peak periods of new content development to ensure goals and deadlines are met

(45%) Content revision and quality control

  • Uses constructive feedback to validate the accuracy and relevance of content written by other team members
  • Participates in ongoing performance evaluation of current test items in the question bank
  • Collaborates with management and team members during peak periods of content revision to ensure that all deadlines are met
  • Responds quickly to address user feedback and makes necessary edits to question bank content

(10%) Technical content management

  • Communicates effectively with quality assurance team to resolve technical issues related to content in a timely manner
  • Works with IT and other support teams to troubleshoot exam development issues that may arise
  • Recognizes and champions the integrity and security of question bank content and proprietary assets

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive compensation (contingent on experience)
  • Paid time off (based on sliding scale according to hire date and work hours), parental leave, bereavement, and 8 hours of volunteer time
  • A generous paid holiday schedule that includes the entire week of Christmas
  • Comprehensive benefits package (medical, vision, dental, life, disability and pet insurance)
  • 401(k) plan for retirement with 5% employer matching (eligibility after 90 days of employment)
  • Annual professional and career development opportunities available
  • Relaxed work environment that offers flexibility to work remotely 1 day per week
  • Social Committee that offers an inclusive environment to get to know coworkers in a fun way
  • Daily on-site group fitness classes

At UWorld, we believe strength is derived from the talents, ideas, and experiences of a diverse workforce. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, or any other protected class. UWorld is proud to be an equal opportunity employer providing a drug-free workplace. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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