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Job Summary

The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) seeks a Research Area Specialist Intermediate to join the team. The mission of CBSSM is to be the premier intellectual gathering place of clinicians, social scientists, bioethicists, and all others interested in improving individual and societal health through scholarship and service. Visit our website at http://cbssm.med.umich.edu/ for more information about our Center.

POSITION SUMMARY:

In close collaboration with a faculty principal investigator, the CBSSM Research Area Specialist Intermediate will manage the day-to-day operation of a grant funded research project using novel approaches to reduce the overuse of low-value services in healthcare.

*Please note this is a term-limited position until 2/28/2019, with the possibility of extension based on the availability of funds and need.

Responsibilities*

  • Coordinate with the principal investigator and co-investigators in planning, implementing, organizing, and reporting study activities
  • Organize and lead team meetings, plan agendas, track project decisions
  • Collaborate in the development of surveys, interview guides, and relevant study materials
  • Supervise research personnel
  • Perform financial management activities including monitoring of project expenditures to ensure adherence to project budget
  • Coordinate the roll out of project intervention at multiple clinical sites, which will involve travel to various off-campus locations in the Ann Arbor area
  • Recruit and enroll research participants in-person, through mail, email and telephone
  • Track research participants and troubleshoot participant issues with intervention
  • Coordinate the distribution and collection of study materials
  • Maintain accurate and detailed study records, ensuring compliance with study protocol
  • Responsible for data management tasks such as entering and cleaning data
  • Conduct semi-structured interviews
  • Conduct qualitative coding and preliminary analysis
  • Conduct preliminary quantitative data analysis
  • Draft, proofread, and edit documents including presentations and reports
  • Assist with the payment of research participants and the procurement of supplies
  • Facilitate the human subjects (IRB) approval process by preparing and submitting applications in a timely manner in accordance with all regulations
  • Conduct literature searches

The ideal candidate will show personal initiative in managing work assignments by organizing, independently prioritizing work, and completing tasks while meeting deadlines. The ability to work independently as well as part of a team and regularly exercise judgment in the application study protocols is a must. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to manage communication and maintain positive and productive relationships with the research team and study participants. We are seeking a candidate who fully understands the issues of confidentiality and privacy in the conduct of research. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are required.

Required Qualifications*

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS - Research Area Specialist Intermediate

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field of social science (e.g. psychology, sociology, public health, social work, public policy) or an equivalent combination of education and directly relevant experience
  • 4-5 years of human subjects intervention research experience
  • Demonstrated experience in social science data collection methods and survey research
  • Previous experience managing research data and conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Previous financial management experience with sponsored (e.g. grant funded) awards

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS - Research Area Specialist Associate

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field of social science (e.g. psychology, sociology, social work, public health) or an equivalent combination of education and directly relevant experience
  • 1-3 years of human subjects intervention research experience
  • Demonstrated experience or training in social science data collection methods and survey research
  • Previous experience managing research data and assisting with preliminary quantitative and qualitative data analysis

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree in a field of social science (e.g. psychology, sociology, public health, social work, public policy)
  • Previous experience and proficiency using qualitative data analysis software/applications such as NVivo or Dedoose
  • Previous experience and proficiency with a statistical software package such as SPSS or Stata

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

Salary range from $48,000-$54,000

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.