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The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN), Department of Systems, Populations, and Leadership is seeking a Research Associate who will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in the implementation of research project goals. The Project focuses on describing in detail how communication technologies facilitate or hinder communication between nurses and physicians with the ultimate goal of identifying the optimal ways to support effective communication. The Research Associate I will serve as a literature researcher and qualitative data analyzer, generating material that will be used in journal publications and future studies.  Duties include: Processing and analysis of qualitative data. Prepare articles for publication in scholarly peer-reviewed journals; prepare presentations and newsletters for consumption by the general public.  Conduct secondary analysis research on data generated from the project; proofread manuscripts prepared by research team. Organize data for the preparation of proposals for new funding of companion studies. Note-taking and record keeping (e.g., monthly meeting minutes).

Required Qualifications*

  • A Master’s degree is required, preferably in Nursing, Public Health, or other related field.
  • Excellent computer skills, including expert knowledge (4 years or more experience) of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under time constraints and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to serve diverse populations.
  • A high degree of initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner. 
  • Experience creating newsletters, flyers, and other visual media.
  • Proficiency with the qualitative software NVivo (1 year or more experience).
  • Experience preparing and publishing articles in scholarly journals.
  • Experience conducting literature reviews.

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