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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS) at the University of Michigan Medical School is a first-of-its-kind basic science department focused on the learning sciences within health at all levels of scale: individuals, teams, organizations, and large-scale systems that span states and nations. For more information about the department, see   The individual in this position will be primarily responsible for all geographic data visualization, analysis, presentation, and publication pursuant to maternal and neonatal mortality in a low-resource setting, with specific focus on Ghana and Liberia. 


  • To work with faculty in the Department of Learning Health Sciences and to liaise with faculty from the Schools of Nursing and Public Health to develop, design, implement, and evaluate complex research projects that involve geographic information systems, especially in low-resource settings where extant GIS data are limited.  
  • To formulate research methods and suggest options for improving quality of data collected; to identify potential problems and recommend and implement solutions.
  • To consult with research partners overseas to refine or adapt methodologies to fit the local context while also meeting research requirements.
  • To collaborate in the development of new techniques or new analytical foci, and to develop detailed protocols, data collection manuals, and plans for monitoring and evaluation.
  • To supervise data collection and the cleaning of data, to analyze data, and to interpret results.
  • To work with lead investigators to develop co-authored manuscripts, presentations, and other forms of dissemination materials. 

Required Qualifications*

Masters degree in public health and information science; 1-3 years systems relevant experience with expertise in ArcGIS, STATA and website maintenance. Previous field experience in West Africa and willingness to travel to remote areas of Ghana and Liberia for extended periods of time required. Must have demonstrated track record of global health research utilizing GIS data. 

Additional Information

This is a term-limited appointment for 1 year.  At the end of the stated term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits. 


Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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

Michigan Medicine 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.