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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.

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Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available with the Mixed Methods Program (MMP) co-founded by Professors Michael D. Fetters and John W. Creswell in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. The goal of this post-doctoral training position is to prepare future mixed methods research methodology leaders, and candidates should have a strong interest in becoming an applied research methodologist. This 2-year position with potential for third year depending on advancement, will involve working closely with the program co-directors, a second co-mentor of the post-doctoral trainees choosing, faculty and staff in the MMP. The MMP has three aims: 1) to provide consultation to faculty who seek to use mixed methods research and evaluation; 2) to provide training in mixed methods research (MMR) through national and international MMR workshops; 3) to provide MMR and evaluation methodology consultations to scholars and researchers.

The training will include: 1) a mentor-based MMR apprenticeship focused on empirical projects chosen in conjunction with mentors; 2) a professional development plan with the goal of becoming an independent investigator with skills in integrating qualitative and quantitative approaches; and 3) participation on existing grants utilizing mixed methods. Training experiences will include: grant preparation, project management, data collection and analysis, scientific presentations, professional socialization, career planning, and the ethical conduct of research. The trainee will have about 25% time (negotiable) and support for developing an area of the trainee’s choosing. Salary is in line with NIH pay scale for first or second year post docs. Offer includes full U-M health benefits, and discretionary funds for conference travel and research expenses.


Responsibilities include: participating in ongoing MMR projects within the Department of Family Medicine or U-M, working on MMR publications, assisting in the organization and delivery of MMR workshops to national and international audiences, collaborating in the mentorship of scholars developing MMR projects, assisting in the national/international consulting service of the Program, regularly attending and occasionally presenting at the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Learning Lab meetings and writing an application for extramural funding.

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D., M.D., or other terminal degree in social, health sciences or related field; Experience in research methodology; Strong quantitative skills; Strong qualitative skills; Experience/training in mixed methods research; Excellent oral and written communication abilities.

Desired Qualifications*

Methodological training experience in mixed methods research; Evidence of research productivity and experience with grants and grant applications; Applicant will have a content area in the health or social sciences competitive for federal funding applications.

Submit a recent CV, a cover letter describing previous mixed methods experience/training, current research interests (max 2 pages), and one representative publication. Candidates deemed competitive after initial review will be required to submit 3 letters of reference. Projected start date: October 15, 2018.


Background Screening

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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.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.