Head of Question Writing


Our rapidly scaling medical education technology company is seeking a Head of Question Writing to join the Osmosis content team. In this role, you will be working with the content team and question authors to create formative and summative assessments that will help train future health professionals around the world.

This is a hands-on position in a unique remote, start-up environment, so we are looking for a candidate who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves to do the work and to collaborate with team members across the organization.

About Osmosis

Our mission is to “Empower the world’s clinicians & caregivers with the best learning experience possible.” To this end, we have an audience of more than a million current & future clinicians as well as patients and family members. Our members of the Osmosis learning platform and video library use the product to learn efficiently & excel in classes, board exams, and in the clinic. 

We are a team of creative, approachable, and driven entrepreneurs, researchers, and clinicians who are passionate about improving healthcare and education. At Osmosis, we collaborate remotely and value highly-motivated problem solvers who manage their time efficiently, communicate earnestly, work effectively, and understand the importance of life-work balance.  We do everything we can to make sure our teammates are successful personally and professionally.

About the Role

As the Head of Question Writing, you will work closely with our chief medical officer to ensure that Osmosis has world-class assessments that will help train future health professionals around the world.

This position is full-time and remote.

Key Responsibilities 

The responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to: 

  • Develop and curate the Osmosis question banks, including writing vignettes and/or comprehensive explanations that follow the Osmosis style guide
  • Review and edit content written by question authors with a focus on accuracy, precision, readability, and educational value
  • Participate in question-writing workshops for faculty development as well as question walk-throughs for our learners
  • Work with medical illustration team to create high-yield images and figures highlighting important medical concepts or disease processes
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts, editors, illustrators, and students
  • Identify and complete other tasks as needed


  • MD/DO (or equivalent) required, with strong medical knowledge (subject matter expertise)
  • Ability to conceptualize, integrate, and teach complex medical topics
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills and acute attention to detail
  • Ability to provide, receive, and respond to feedback quickly and positively
  • Proven history of working independently and managing remote teams while operating within a team environment
  • Adaptable. You are flexible and versatile with projects, goals, and strategies. You move quickly with change and stay open-minded
  • Proactive. You able to seek out new ways to help and problem-solve with your team members.
  • Entrepreneurial. You are a proven executor and work with urgency to produce excellent results with limited time and resources
  • Lifelong learner. You are actively consuming content (podcasts, blogs, books, etc) and applying these learnings in your work to make sure you are as effective as possible. 
  • A passion for Osmosis’ mission

Preferred attributes

  • High performance on board examinations (e.g. USMLE) 
  • Prior teaching experience 

Osmosis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

To apply, please submit the following  to [email protected]:

  • Resume (include board examination scores)
  • Please submit one original USMLE-style question with answer options, and a thorough explanation (Max word count: 500 words)
  • Please describe your past experience in question writing and teaching (Max word count: 200 words)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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