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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

Precision Health is a new initiative within the university that will engage faculty across the entire campus in aspects of Precision Health discovery, translation, implementation and policy research. The Precision Health initiative will focus on creating a support infrastructure accessible to faculty to assist their individual and collective precision health research efforts and a will support as series of use cases that allow for testing implementation strategies in real world settings.

The Senior Project Manager reports to the Managing Director, or her designee, with responsibility to organize and manage multiple projects within the overall framework, and to foster partnerships with faculty and staff across multiple UM schools and institutes.


  • Collaborate closely with the Managing Director, co-Directors and other administrative staff to establish a robust set of work processes that interface effectively with faculty and staff across the university,
  • Manage and coordinate teamwork and processes for faculty led Precision Health work-groups,
  • Develop project schedules, work plans, timelines and determine resources needed to meet goals and deadlines,
  • Monitor the status of projects and address critical path issues to ensure completion of milestones from initiation to delivery, keep leadership informed of progress and any deviations,
  • Prepare progress reports, presentations, and correspondence related to project work for review by leadership utilizing standard software tools,
  • Prepare written reports of findings, conclusions and recommendations
  • Facilitate team meetings

Required Qualifications*

Project Senior Manager qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree is expected in science, computer-science, public policy, public health, management, business or a professional degree in law or health related sciences and five years of project management experience. A Project Management Professional Certification is preferred.  A candidate without a Masters or professional degree should have at least eight to ten years of relevant experience.

Project Intermediate Manager qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree is expected in science, computer science, public policy, public health, management, business or a professional degree in law or health related sciences and three to four years of project management experience. 

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

The successful candidate is expected in the application and during the interview process to describe relevant skills with specific examples from their prior work experience:

  • The skills needed to work effectively in a large academic organization with diverse groups of researchers, staff and external partners,
  • Successful project management skills with a track record of results,
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills working with teams of individuals from diverse disciplines,
  • Skill in the use of project management, database and presentation software tools,
  • Relevant skills and experience to work with sponsored research programs and/or educational initiatives in an academic setting
  • Ability to assess competing priorities, compare and evaluate various courses of action, manage workflow and meet operational deadlines in a complex organization with minimal supervision,
  • Meeting management skills with teams that involve faculty and non-supervised staff,
  • The skills needed in the early stages of project development and how those skills adapt as a project matures.

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.