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Jana Mitchell

Administrative Specialist Associate

Job Summary

The Department of Surgery invites qualified individuals to apply for a full-time position as a Qualitative Researcher at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position will have responsibilities to support the mission of the Department of Surgery and the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy at the University of Michigan, specifically by supporting qualitative research currently ongoing in the Department of Surgery and to develop an independent research program.


  • Provide integrated qualitative research design and analysis as needed by current faculty
  • Build data collection systems and facilitate access and analysis of qualitative data
  • Train and mentor other faculty, research fellows and students in qualitative research methods
  • Establish an independent research program, secure external funding, publish and present results

Required Qualifications*

The successful candidate will be a PhD with experience with qualitative techniques including interviewing and conducting focus groups, qualitative data analysis, and experience with qualitative analysis software. A record of scholary activity - successful acquisition of external funding, a record of peer-reviewed publications in relevant scientific journals, and a record of presentations, invited talks and/or seminars is also required.

Desired Qualifications*

Individuals with experience in health services research, and interviewing or conducting focus groups with patients or providers will be preferred. 

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.