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Job Summary

The Center for Managing Chronic Disease (CMCD), based at the School of Public Health, is seeking a qualified research assistant with an interest in evaluation, qualitative analysis, and chronic disease prevention and management. The ideal candidate will work on the Food & Fitness Initiative, which is a cross-site evaluation of six community partnerships working to change policies and systems to improve access to healthy, local and affordable food, and increase opportunities for physical activity.



  • Perform data extraction for Active Living/ Built Environment outcomes
  • Assist with analysis of survey data and key informant interview data

  • Assist in mixed methods and qualitative analyses with coding interview data

  • Help to prepare written reports and presentations

  • Other duties as needed

Required Qualifications*

  • Strong interest in evaluation and qualitative analysis

  • Interest in systems and policy changes in access to healthy foods and active living opportunities

    Sound organizational and analytical skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and independently

  • Ability to complete projects with deadlines

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Power- Point, Excel, and Publisher)


Desired Qualifications*

A Bachelor’s degree and prior experience in a research setting with qualitative analysis is desirable, but not mandatory.

Work Schedule

Days: Monday-Friday

Hours: 15-25hrs/week


Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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