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American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Darien, Illinois, United States (remote)
23 days ago
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Darien, Illinois, United States
23 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
1-2 Years
Advocacy / Nonprofit
Min Experience
5-7 Years
Min Education
Master's Degree
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Hourly Wage
Job Function
Academic / Research


The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has a perfect opportunity for an experienced sleep clinician or researcher to contribute to the development of systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines for the sleep field. In this independent contractor (1099) role, responsibilities include a combination of research, analysis, and editing tasks to ensure the quality and accuracy of the guideline documents produced. The consultant will work closely with a task force of content experts and AASM staff to streamline the guideline development process. Authorship will be given in the guideline documents, if all ICJME authorship requirements are met.

Total Estimated Hours: 55-120 hours/project, with projects, typically, lasting up to 3 years.

Pay rate: $120 per hour


The Sleep Clinician Guideline Consultant will collaborate closely with a task force of content experts and AASM staff to complete certain steps of the AASM guideline development process. The consultant will maintain consistent communication, via email and regularly scheduled calls, for the duration of the project, as well as attend up to two in-person meetings, typically at the AASM headquarters in Darien, Illinois. The main responsibilities of this role include:

Literature Review

  • Conduct title/abstract reviews to identify relevant literature.
  • Perform comprehensive publication reviews to assess eligibility for inclusion in systematic reviews.

Data Extraction

  • Extract relevant data from selected studies for outcome measures.
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency in data extraction processes.
  • Meta-analysis Review:
  • Review and assess meta-analyses conducted for the project.
  • Provide insights and feedback on the different components of the GRADE methodology and findings of meta-analyses.

Literature Review Updates

  • Conduct periodic literature review updates to incorporate new evidence.
  • Ensure systematic reviews remain current and relevant.
  • Manuscript Preparation:
  • Edit systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines for clarity, coherence, and adherence to established guidelines.
  • Ensure consistency in formatting and referencing.


Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced degree (e.g., MD, PhD, or equivalent) with expertise in the field of sleep medicine or research.
  • Experience in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
  • Understanding of sleep-related research methodologies and evidence synthesis techniques.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to critically appraise scientific literature.
  • Excellent written communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Familiarity with clinical practice guideline development processes and GRADE methodology is preferred.

As part of the application process, applicants selected for an interview will view a recording, which provides details about the guideline development process and the related responsibilities.

Job ID: 72864308
Non-Profit / Charity
Darien , Illinois , United States

We are the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), an innovative professional medical association located in Darien, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago. Our mission is to assure quality care for patients with sleep disorders, promote the advancement of sleep research and provide public and professional education. We represent the professional interests of over 9,000 sleep medicine clinicians and researchers worldwide and accredits thousands of sleep centers in the United States.

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