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Job Summary


Coordinates and administers research study associated activities. Assists in project planning, and ensures that pre-established work scope, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed. Recruits and coordinates research participants, as appropriate, and serves as principle administrative liaison for the project. Oversees and coordinates the provision of administrative and staff services to direct the investigators; develops and maintains record keeping systems and procedures.



The purpose of the Flint Man Up Man Down (F-MUMD) Study is to examine and understand stress and mental health in adult Black men in Flint, Michigan. This study seeks to examine how masculinity affects help-seeking behavior related to depression and related factors such as violence, anger, and grief. In addition, the study will address the impact of water insecurities resulting from the Flint Water Crisis.


The project is anticipated to run for 40 weeks.


The primary responsibilities of the F-MUMD Study Director will be to manage, coordinate, and supervise the entire range of study activities for recruitment, transcription, translation, and dissemination efforts.


Specifically, the Study Director will be expected to:

  • Assist with study coordination, management protocols, participant recruitment, screening, and enrollment
  • Design forms for data collection, preparing all UM-Flint Institutional Review Board applications for project approval, and ensure that all other project-related monitoring and oversight procedures are properly addressed
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of project procedures
  • Serve as liaison with the CBOP, UM-Flint, and the MSU College of Human Medicine
  • Connect with community contacts to recruit participants, lead the participant contact procedures, and help schedule the orientation/consenting sessions
  • Assist with the focus group implementation, possibly including facilitation, and ensure that participants receive compensation
  • Provide follow-up for any of the participants, if necessary
  • Coordinate mental health/substance use referrals, if requested
  • Coordinate communication and meetings within the investigative team and among the data collection sites
  • Oversee entry of all hard copy forms with data collected (including data transcription) and provide ongoing support via telephone and electronic/surface mail for the duration of the project
  • Participate in report writing and in the preparation of other publication materials (e.g., conference posters/presentations and peer-reviewed manuscripts)

Required Qualifications*

  • Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through completion of one or two years of post-bachelor degree work, such as a Master's in Public Health or related field
  • One to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in research methodologies, writing reports, supervision, software, data interpretation, and managing community engaged programs
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience

Desired Qualifications*

  • Have extensive experience in the coordination and logistics of implementing community studies of an intermediate scope
  • Displayed knowledge of evidence-based resources for health prevention and treatment, with particular focus on chronic stress and trauma for vulnerable populations
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills, with attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse partners and community
  • Ability to work independently, to take initiative in projects, and maintain flexibility while managing multiple projects

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.