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Job Summary

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) seeks an E-Learning Developer for the Education and Mentoring Group (EMG).  This is a full-time staff position at the level of Instructional Learning Intermediate. EMG is looking to expand its capacity to produce and deliver innovative and engaging e-learning modules that incorporate content from subject-matter experts and fit within EMGs commitment to competency-based education and training through sound instructional design.

MICHR provides the integrated, academic home for clinical and translational research at the University of Michigan.  Major objectives of the Institute are to train the next generation of research teams, provide integrated research infrastructure, catalyze new translational discoveries, and partner with the national consortium of 60+ other Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA)-supported institutions. As a campus-wide program, MICHR serves transdisciplinary clinical and translational research teams across the entire University of Michigan campus. MICHR offices are located in the North Campus Research Complex on the Ann Arbor campus.

Within the EMG, six programs are currently supporting more than 50 clinical research trainees and scholars at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels. In addition, EMG produces numerous workshops, and seminars in clinical and translational research for the campus and regional community. See our website at for more details.


  • Develop engaging, state-of-the-art digital E-learning modules (and supporting tools), including videos and other innovative delivery mechanisms, for both synchronous and asynchronous delivery modes.
  • Design and develop eLearning content for on-demand modules using rapid authoring software tools.
  • Organize and develop web-based materials to meet educational needs in clinical and translational health research, including workshops, courses and certificate programs.
  • Develop mechanisms to track educational outcomes, including the creation of digital opportunities for learners to demonstrate competence, using these data to further enhance instructional design.
  • Create or convert existing client presentations and source materials to create screen content, layouts, animations, and interactivity.
  • Apply effective and timely project management tools to handle multiple concurrent projects.
  • Works closely with an Instructional Designer to assess and implement technology in the service of delivering course content. Partner with subject matter experts (including staff and faculty) to develop/ translate educational content into digital formats. Work with subject matter experts to keep materials updated to ensure their continued relevance.
  • Interface with units/clients to translate capabilities of the technology tools into design options for delivering content. Propose creative solutions and design digital offerings that are relevant, engaging, and effective.
  • Responds to client needs and collaborates with other information technology staff and clients to identify, develop and implement appropriate technology solutions for teaching and learning.
  • Collaborates with other U-M units to support MICHR's digital learning abilities. Interface with client learning management systems and learning records stores as needed for testing deliverables.
  • Shadow Instructional Designer with the goal of assuming additional responsibilities for designing course content.
  • Continuously build personal knowledge of eLearning, training, technology applications, and best practices with emphasis in digital delivery.
  • Manage EMG program web pages, editing and updating content as directed by staff program leads.
  • Provide technical support for various EMG communication platforms, being available for consultation on programs such as MailChimp and SquareSpace, etc.
  • Provide technical support for EMG's social media presence, as needed by EMG leadership.
  • Provide administrative program support to various EMG programs.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • Experience in multimedia development using current technologies to design and develop engaging online, synchronous and asynchronous, adult learning programs and resources 
  • Basic design aesthetic demonstrating knowledge of design fundamentals, color theory, and typography
  • 2-4 years’ experience in a teaching environment
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills
  • Experience with web content management systems and newsletter generation programs
  • Ability to make independent decisions while working toward a shared strategic vision
  • Able to prioritize busy workload

Desired Qualifications*

  • Additional certifications or master’s degree in relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated aptitude with Adobe Creative Suite, audio/video editing and production, and image creation and editing
  • Basic knowledge of distributed learning applications, interface usability, Section 508 accessibility, authoring tools, such as Articulate, Captivate or Lectora, SCORM compliant learning management systems, and xAPI

Work Schedule


Work Locations

North Campus Research Complex

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.