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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

The Research Area Specialist Associate will work across several projects focused on the policy, ethics, and sociology of learning health systems and related enterprises.  The Research Area Specialist Associate will work on projects from a variety of funding agencies and with multiple community and interdisciplinary stakeholders.  The primary goal of the research involved in these projects is to investigate questions that inform the development of trustworthy health information and knowledge systems and to impact policy and governance of novel health information opportunities.

This position is grant funded for 2 years and could potentially continue beyond then in support of the research and service missions of our Division. 

This is a full time position and will report to the Principal Investigator.

The Department of Learning Health Sciences values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to the development of a positive and inclusive environment.


Coordination and project management for research studies including:

  • Scheduling and conducting meetings
  • Providing project documentation such as meeting minutes, project status reports, etc.
  • Preparing reports for funding agencies in alignment with specific requirements
  • Tracking timelines and budgets across projects

IRB management

Coordinate purchasing of required materials with appropriate departmental teams

Support manuscript and proposal preparation (including literature reviews, reference management, and data visualization)

Conduct and document stakeholder interviews

Coordinate stakeholder events, including communication, evaluation and reporting, both independently and in collaboration with departmental teams

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

  • 3 years’ experience in a related field

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, i.e., must be able to articulate research projects to a variety of interdisciplinary, health professional, and community audiences

  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Regularly exercise good judgment with regard to setting priorities

  • Personal commitment to high quality work and exceptional attention to detail

  • Demonstrated success in forming and managing professional relationships

  • Excellent Microsoft Suite skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • Qualitative and/or quantitative statistical experience desired

  • Adobe Create suite desired

  • Previous academic research experience preferred

  • Experience working with students preferred

Additional Information

The statements included in this description reflect the general nature and level of work for this role and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

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.