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Job Summary

The coordinator will be working with an interdisciplinary team that is studying opioid prescribing, opioid efficacy, and opioid-related morbidity during acute care (e.g. surgical care, dentistry, emergency medicine) in order to create a patient-centered approach to safer opioid prescribing. Our team is gathering detailed clinical data on opioid prescribing, educating patients and providers on the risks associated with opioids, and identifying and disseminating best practices in post-operative opioid prescribing.  Furthermore, the group is working to understand the individual patient factors associated with opioid responsiveness, opioid-related morbidity and the risk of becoming newly dependent or addicted to opioids after acute care treatment. More information can be found at 


  • Assist in writing clinical research protocols
  • Collecting and managing data for clinical research projects related to pain and opioid prescribing for procedural care
  • Familiarity with administrative data, statistical programming and analysis, SAS, Stata and R packages
  • Screens and has oversight for the recruitment of subjects, collects, processes and analyzes data, to include manage full- and part-time research assistants
  • Assists in the reporting of results

Required Qualifications*

  • Strong background in statistics
  • Experience/knowledge of SAS, Stata or R
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong writing ability are required
  • Knowledge of IRB research applications and amendments
  • Bachelor’s degree

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree

Additional Information

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.  

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.