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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 Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy, Department of Surgery, is seeking a full-time qualitative research analyst. This position requires the management and analysis of qualitative datasets.


The Research Analyst will work closely with faculty and project managers to:

  • Understand research project and proposal designs and requirements
  • Clean, manage and analyze qualitative data using qualitative analysis software such as Atlas.ti, NVIVO, etc.
  • Aggregate analysis for presentation and discussion with the principal investigator
  • Contribute to study reports or manuscripts by preparing tables, graphs, charts, or other displays
  • Create and maintain study documentation
  • Contribute to the development of methods to evaluate progress of data collection on new projects
  • Conduct semi-structured qualitative interviews and/or focus groups
  • Participate as a team member in discussions on analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analyses, coding and documentation

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Experience with qualitative interviewing techniques
  • Experience with qualitative analysis and related software packages (Atlas.ti, NVivo, Nudist, Domo, etc.)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Strong organizational, communication (written and oral), and time-management skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Experience in health policy and/or health services research
  • Experience interviewing or conducting focus groups with patients or providers
  • The successful candidate will be a PhD with experience with qualitative techniques including interviewing and conducting focus groups, qualitative data analysis, and experience with qualitative analysis software.  Individuals with experience in health services research, and interviewing or conducting focus groups with patients or providers will be preferred. 

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.