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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 Location Initiated Individualized Texts for Adolescent Health (LIITAH) program will deliver individually and culturally tailored messaging to adolescents encouraging them to make healthy food choices via a smartphone app. Under general direction of faculty, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project activities, will assist with reports to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and funder, and will oversee adherence to project timelines. She/he will assist with recruitment, planning of focus groups and semi-structured interviews, conducting Advisory Board meetings, adapting messages, database management, assisting with data analysis, and ensuring fidelity to the project protocol. The Project Coordinator will also supervise the closing of study operations and archiving of data.


  • Management of project activities
  • Participant recruitment
  • Assisting with planning and facilitation of focus groups
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Ensuring adherence to the project protocol
  • Conducting advisory board meetings
  • Assisting with writing reports
  • Archiving of study data
  • Database management
  • Assisting with data analysis
  • Other duties as assigned by Principal Investigator in line with project goals

Required Qualifications*

  • Masters-level graduate training in Health Behavior and Health Education or a related Public Health field
  • 4-5 years of experience in a related field
  • Prior experience in managing large health services research projects
  • Prior research experience in health behavior change in diverse populations
  • Technical aptitude and comfort with new and emerging technologies
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with external collaborators and technical development partners
  • Travel to assist with focus groups
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office products
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent attendance, ability to multi-task, prioritize appropriately, manage deadlines without undue stress and exercise good judgment
  • Experience with statistical analysis

Desired Qualifications*

  • Prior experience with mobile intervention projects
  • Prior experience working on a mobile application development project

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday days and some evening hours (not to exceed 40 hours/week)

Work Locations

North Ingalls Building, Ann Arbor, MI and some focus group travel. Travel expenses will be covered by the University.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System 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 any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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