Academic Technology Specialist 1

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Academic Technology Specialist 1🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United StatesNew📁Information Technology Services📅4 hours ago Post Date📅87862 Requisition #The Stanford School of Medicine Anesthesia Informatics and Media Lab (AIM) includes projects that span education, clinical informatics, and mobile computing in medicine. Our goal at the AIM Lab is to focus on innovative user-centered solutions to healthcare IT. Our work has been honored by funding and awards from the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality, IARS, Society for Technology in Anesthesia, and Medicine 2.0, among others. We are seeking an Education/Instructional Designer to join our team on a full-time basis.

The programs of the AIM Lab are both internal and external. Internally, we work on department related projects to enhance our anesthesia residents’ education. These projects include an online library of past recorded lectures, a website featuring key anesthesia related content, an in-person monthly course for resident interns and ongoing support for our residents. Externally, a key project of the AIM Lab is the Learnly umbrella of products which includes a one-year curriculum designed to provide CA-1 residents with competency in the anesthesia basic sciences and a one-year program during internship that is designed to help incoming residents feel more prepared to begin anesthesia residency training. Learnly is used in over 40 residency programs across the country and around the world. Another program of the AIM Lab is the Stanford Science, Technology and Medicine Summer Program. Our two-week program aims to help high school and undergraduate students pursue careers in health care and become compassionate caregivers. They explore a range of topics including 3D printing and simulation.

You’ll be joining a diverse team with a broad range of skills. We believe in daily stand up meetings, snacks (and lots of them), and learning from each other (including weekly masterclasses from your peers). No two days are the same in the lab as you’ll be working on a wide range of projects with opportunities to use your experience and skills to contribute to the development of AIM Lab projects and education Anesthesia residents.


  • Determine multimedia, online, and educational technology needs for instructors and/or students, and provide or coordinate solutions. Provide assistance in the direct integration of technology into course curricula, extra-curricular or co-curricular learning, and/or research projects.
  • Develop relationships with service providers throughout the university to advocate needs and obtain resources for faculty and students.
  • Participate in the development of resources, seminars, courses, or workshops to disseminate information about uses of technology.
  • Recommend software, hardware, and multimedia equipment.
  • Assess training needs; develop and deliver workshops and user-friendly documentation.
  • Participate in or lead projects to develop innovative uses of technology for research, student learning, and/or community building.
  • Engage in initiatives to encourage faculty and/or students to adopt the use of appropriate computer technologies in their teaching, learning, co-curricular activities, or research.
  • Provide outreach and advocacy within or across departments for effective uses of educational technology.
  • Stay informed about educational technology developments through lists, publications, and conferences.

  • Familiarity with learning management system, like Learndash
  • Continuously learning about new cutting edge technologies for the support of online education
  • Knowledge of educational applications of social media
  • Intermediate skill in the use of MOOC platforms
  • Nice to have: knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS and Javascript

  • Bachelor's degree plus two years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of current software and design standards.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for technical applications.
  • Ability to plan, design, develop, and evaluate engaging multimedia learning/training objects.
  • Knowledge of instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues, and best practices for classroom, online and hybrid learning.
  • Strong knowledge of learning management systems and various classroom and online learning technologies.
  • Ability to problem-solve effectively, often with limited time and information.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a positive manner with others and to provide excellent customer service skills

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
  • Rarely writing by hand, use a telephone
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • Extended hours and weekends.
  • Occasional overnight travel.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4721
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: G
  • Requisition ID: 87862




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Posted: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 2/17/2021
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