Instructional Designer

People & Environment

United States - NJ, Iselin

Requisition ID




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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


Medidata requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide documentation of full vaccination, unless qualified for an accommodation as determined by Medidata, 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 on Medidata due to customer requirements, staffing needs, or other business reasons.

Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.