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Job Summary

Who we want
CHCR is looking for a creative person with a behavioral science background and a fresh perspective on how to deliver health communications that meet people where they are.

What we do
CHCR has been conducting research in individually tailored health communications since 1995. We've developed over 100 interventions covering a broad variety of health topics, audiences, settings, and technologies.

Who we are
Every project includes a team member from Project Management, Creative Design, Software Design, and Behavioral Science. Most of the staff have worked together for many years, and have a shared knowledge base and language. The team's experience and wide range of disciplines foster innovative ideas, creative solutions to obstacles, and unique perspectives.

What we're like
We value respect, competence, trust, gratitude, integrity, flexibility, diversity, and collaboration. We appreciate the challenges and opportunities of developing technical innovations within a large university health environment and realizing the potential to fundamentally change national health outcomes. It's common to see groups working together on clever technical solutions, elegant designs, and compelling language; meetings on treadmills; Hawaiian shirts; people appreciating each other; important questions being asked and equally important answers being found; intense focus; intense laughter; and people who genuinely love what they do.

The job
You'll help design and develop complex, innovative, theory-driven behavior change content for individually tailored, multimedia interventions for health promotion and disease prevention. You'll help design the research, plan logistics, and work closely with a multidisciplinary team. You'll learn new health topics. You'll write, edit, and test tailored messages. You'll help conduct qualitative research including interviews, usability tests, and focus groups.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master's Degree in behavioral science, public health, health informatics, or related field, or equivalent experience; at least 3-5 years experience participating in behavioral science research projects.
  • Exceptional speaking, writing, and presentation skills and fluency in reading, writing, and speaking English; considerable writing and editing experience; experience writing health education materials; experience applying the principals of Plain Language; demonstrated ability to effectively communicate behavioral science, technical, and graphical aspects of projects to a variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge of health research/intervention design.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented multi-disciplinary environment; established ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to learn and use new computer programs quickly and effectively.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with Motivational Interviewing techniques.
  • Background in health informatics.
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Experience conducting qualitative research, developing questionnaires, and conducting face-to-face interviews, focus groups, or usability tests.
  • Familiarity with Agile software development methodologies.
  • Experience preparing research proposals, reports, or publications.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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.