Medical Research Associate

Located in Chicago, Level Ex’s fast-growing game studio is transforming the way surgeons hone their skills by practicing high-risk surgeries with the latest medical devices in our industry-leading mobile, AR, and VR titles. Our games are built using state-of-the-art graphics and physics tech and deploy an arsenal of well-designed game mechanics to capture the thrill and challenge of performing real surgery. These games increase dramatically in difficulty as the player progresses, and are carefully crafted with professional level design, flow channels, and deliberate gameplay balance. Backed with a mature art pipeline and latest-gen engine tech, we’re able to recreate surgery with spectacular realism. Our engine has earned the trust of the country’s leading surgeons; plus, we’ve custom-built GPU-based real-time fluids, tissue shading, and soft-body systems that enable a wide range of new game mechanics in mobile and VR. Our team unites award-winning game designers, developers, and 3D artists with top surgeons, all passionate about using game design approaches to keep doctors performing at the top of their game.

We’re a collaborative, highly creative, and mission-driven team that’s looking for like-minded people excited to change the status quo in medicine.

Our medical research team works closely with expert physicians around the country to:

  • Identify the key challenges of their specialty - rare/difficult cases, new procedures, and novel devices

  • Understand (at previously unexplored depths) how human anatomy, medical devices, and treatments function in a wide range of scenarios

They then synthesize that information into the most efficient representation, so that it can be used effectively by artists, game designers and software engineers, to create ultra-realistic recreations on a virtual patient.

Our team is looking for a Medical Research Associate for a full time position at our downtown Chicago office.

Our Ideal Candidate Has

  • An advanced degree in medicine, biomedical engineering, or a similar field - Bachelor of Science required, Masters preferred

  • Strong medical communication skills - with experience communicating extensively with clinicians

  • 5+ years working in the medical field: U.S. medical education company, medical publisher, academic institution, hospital, and/or medical device/pharma manufacturer

  • Strong background in content planning, developing content roadmaps, reference documentation, high-volume editing, content optimization, and clinical accuracy

  • Ability to manage shifting deadlines and high-volume projects with a cross-functional team

What You’ll Be Doing For Us:

  • Review and categorize medical content across diseases, conditions, procedures, and other interventions

  • Conduct research on trends and behaviors occurring in healthcare

  • Tabulate and synthesize market research information

  • Work with team of physician advisors, clinical, and content experts to gather ongoing medical information for product and marketing teams)

  • Manage ongoing discussions with leading physicians regarding disease presentations, best practices, and procedures

  • Synthesize case descriptions for virtual surgery cases

  • Support team on other research-driven tasks

  • Support the design and execution of primary market research for R&D and marketing

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary

  • Paid vacation, sick days & holidays

  • Medical & Dental

  • 401K

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Commuter benefits

  • Flexible schedules and a relaxed work environment

  • Great location with unlimited coffee, tea and beer

  • Team happy hours and company events

  • Walking distance to public transportation

When You’ll Need To Be Available:


For the fastest consideration please send us your resume along with a cover letter detailing why you’re a fit for this role using the “Apply” button at the top.  If you have examples of your work and/or a portfolio, send it along with your resume; it brings you one step closer to an interview with us.  We will not accept resumes via LinkedIn. We look forward to hearing from you and exploring the possibilities.


Candidates must be authorized to work and accept new employment in the U.S.