Instructional Designer

People & Environment

United States - NJ, Iselin

Requisition ID




Medidata: Power Smarter Treatments and Healthier People

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,900+ customers and partners access the world's most trusted platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at and follow us @medidata.


Our Team:

The Medidata Global Education Instructional Designer designs, develops, and maintains eLearning and instructor-led learning courses that teach our clients and partners how to use Medidata products.

This position is a highly consultative and collaborative role that consults with key stakeholders to identify educational needs, make solution recommendations, and oversee program execution. The qualified candidate who fills this position must be detail oriented, organized and concise. By working both independently and as part of a team, this person must be able to meet tight deadlines while consistently delivering high quality work.

  • Work with subject matter experts to identify training needs

  • Define and manage education roadmaps

  • Design and develop eLearning courses, instructor-led training programs, certifications, and other instructional materials

  • Create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhance retention and transfer

  • Ensure deliverables are completed on time, with high quality and adhere to company standards

  • Perform the following for new and existing courses:

    • Needs-analysis

    • Timeline/resource estimations

    • Course design, production, quality control and implementation

    • Review and update course content during each product release cycle.

    • Work with eLearning vendors on course finalization

    • Maintain a working knowledge of Medidata product(s) to facilitate course development

Who we're looking for: 

  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models

  • Lesson and curriculum planning 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication 

  • Proficient with eLearning development tools (Articulate Storyline 360 is preferred)

  • Familiarity with SCORM and LMS or LCMS

  • Experience with designing Instructor-Led Training (ILT) courses

  • Strong project management and time management skills

  • Able to collaborate and work autonomously in a professional manner

  • Ability to understand and communicate concepts quickly and accurately

  • Understanding of how training development fits within the software development lifecycle

  • Possible travel between NJ and NYC offices (less than 5%). 

  • Experience with localization and certification is a plus

  • SaaS experience is a plus.

Requirements (Education & Experience):

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Master’s Degree is a plus (Instructional Design, eLearning Technology, Learning Theory, etc).

  • 3 or more years of corporate training and curricula/courseware development experience. 

  • Life Sciences industry experience preferred




Equal Employment Opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Medidata are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Medidata is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. Medidata will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Covid Statement

Our Company requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide documentation of full vaccination, unless qualified for a medical, religious or state-required accommodation or otherwise exempt consistent with applicable law. Although accommodation requests will be considered (and granted where appropriate/possible), it may be determined that a candidate is unable to adequately perform the essential functions of the position without imposing an undue hardship due to customer requirements, staffing needs, or other business reasons. Definition of full-vaccination: Employees are considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.