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A cover letter and resume/CV 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

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is seeking to hire a skilled individual with a background and interest in qualitative and quantitative research. The employee will support a clinician-scientist performing health services, population health and outcomes research related to vision impairment, vision rehabilitation, and aging and vision. The successful candidate will work with a dynamic team of researchers and statisticians and will be involved in studies using qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods.


  • Perform data management
  • Conduct qualitative interviews with study participants and analyze interview data
  • Recruit patients to participate in ongoing studies
  • Perform scientific literature reviews
  • Prepare supporting materials for grant applications and clinical studies
  • Supervise students and other study team members

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.

Required Qualifications*

  • Excellent computer skills, including expert knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or a related discipline; for applicants without a Master’s, evidence of adequate research experience, including publication/writing samples, will be accepted
  • A minimum of one (1) year’s work experience in a research or related technical field.
  • Familiarity with Epic and abstraction of data from medical records;
  • Experience working with a variety of datasets;
  • Experience in qualitative or mixed-methods research;


  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work successfully with a diverse team in a collaborative fashion.
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under time constraints,
  • Candidate must have a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness.

Work Schedule

Hours: 40

Shift/Hours/Days: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Additional Information

This is a 1 year term-limited appointment with opportunity for extension should funding allow. 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.

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.