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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

We are seeking a dynamic individual to act as a Research Assistant within the Department of Psychiatry for the Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP). MIP is a collaboration between the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) to develop projects that assist in improving access, quality, and funding for Medicaid services. The goal of the MIP is to improve the lives of Michigan residents by enhancing access to care for consumers with behavioral health care needs and inform integrated care best practices. Through public-private partnerships with provider organizations and community foundations, MIP involves UM clinical experts who work with community partners to implement state-of-the-art integrated mental and physical health services to enhance quality of care and well-being of children and adults from lower income communities in Michigan, with an eye towards improving health and healthcare in Michigan and beyond. In a given fiscal year, MIP supports numerous projects across the health system, involving community stakeholders and State staff, each with different investigators and funders.


We are looking for a qualified Research Assistant to participate in a variety of qualitative, quantitative, and general research activities related to the MIP program.


Applicant must submit a cover letter in order to be considered for the position.

Responsibilities*

• Recruit participating community partners for in-depth interviews
• Assist the MIP team in creating the qualitative interview guide and conduct qualitative interviews
• Participate in coding and analyzing qualitative data using software such as NVivo
• Assist with writing of reports, literature reviews, and manuscripts
• Enter quantitative data into databases
• Perform basic quantitative analyses
• Organize and maintain study documents and databases
• Assist with the creation of PowerPoint presentations and research posters
• Attend meetings with investigators and project staff
• Perform additional research duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, psychology, social work, sociology, or related field and 1-3 years of experience in a related field
  • Previous experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, including survey research
  • Experience with computerized data entry instruments, statistical analysis software, EndNote, and data management experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage time, organize and complete multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Able to work independently and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
  • Computer proficiency (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Well-developed writing, editing and formatting skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail, and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to travel throughout Michigan

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in health related field is preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of Michigan’s public behavioral health system
  • Previous experience using qualitative data software (e.g. NVivo, Dedoose, etc.)
  • Experience working with medical claims data
  • Knowledge of quality improvement and management best practices
  • Background in implementation science/research

Work Schedule

M-F; days

Work Locations

Ann Arbor

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.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.