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Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available with the Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program (MMMRSP) in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. The goal of this post-doctoral training position is to prepare future mixed methods research leaders. This 2-year position will involve working closely with Dr. Michael Fetters, Dr. John W. Creswell and faculty and staff in the MMMRSP. The MMMRSP has three aims: 1) to provide consultation to faculty who seek to use mixed methods research and evaluation; 2) to provide training in mixed methods research (MMR) through national and international MMR workshops; 3) to provide MMR and evaluation methodology consultations to scholars and researchers.

The training will include: 1) a mentor-based MMR apprenticeship focused on an empirical project decided upon in conjunction with mentors; and 2) a professional development plan with the goal of becoming an independent investigator with skills in integrating qualitative and quantitative approaches at the design, methods, and analytical levels. Training experiences will include: grant preparation, project management, data collection and analysis, scientific presentations, professional socialization, career planning, and the ethical conduct of research. Salary is in line with NIH pay scale for first or second year post docs. Offer includes full U-M health benefits, and discretionary funds for conference travel and research expenses.


Responsibilities include: participating in ongoing MMR projects, working on MMR publications, assisting in the delivery of MMR workshops to national and international audiences, collaborating in the mentorship of scholars developing MMR projects, assisting in the national/international consulting service of the Program, regularly attending and occasionally presenting at the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Learning meetings and writing an application for extramural funding.

Required Qualifications*

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D., M.D., or other terminal degree in social, health sciences or related field
  • Experience in research methodology
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Strong qualitative skills
  • Experience/training in mixed methods research
  • Excellent oral and written communication abilities

Desired Qualifications*

  • Methodological training experience in mixed methods research
  • Evidence of research productivity and experience with grants and applications

Submit a recent CV, a cover letter describing previous mixed methods experience/training, current research interests (max 2 pages), and one representative publication.   Candidates deemed competitive after initial review will be required to submit 3 letters of reference. Projected start date: September 1, 2017.


Background Screening

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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.