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Under general direction of faculty, senior research personnel, and/or managers, responsible for the operation of a specialized survey/clinical research area within a recognized unit. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan.

Consults with users to refine or adapt methodologies to fit specific research requirements, collaborates in development of new techniques and develops instruments.

Trains users in techniques, explains and demonstrates instrument capabilities, operations, limitations and outcomes.

Develops coding systems. Records research procedures and data. Determines interview procedures and conducts interviews.

Collects, screens and participates in data analysis.

Conducts literature reviews and may contribute to or is sole author of articles and grant proposals.

Has oversight for day-to-day operation of project. May supervise research support personnel and manage budget. Protocol submission and revsion (IRB). Recruits and enrolls research participants . Coordinates patient reimbursement.

Employees in this classification typically analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities.  

Primary activities and decision makiing authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operations to a substantial degree.  


Required Qualifications*

Candidates are required to have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position.  

Master's Degree preferred.

1 - 3 years related experience required.


Desired Qualifications*

Candidates may require supervisory and budget administration experience.  

Work Schedule

This is a term-limited, part-time position (20 hours/week).   Schedule to be negotiated.

This term-limited position is subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance to be reviewed annually.  Initial term of position is for one year to be extended based on availability of funding.  

This position is currently part-time, but has the possibility of being increased to full time if additional funding is secured.  

Additional Information

This is a term-limited appointment.  At the end of the stated term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.  

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.