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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 Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) is internationally known for its leadership in integrating biological, behavioral, and cultural aspects of development.  CHGD encourages and facilitates activities that promote interdisciplinary research that seeks to understand the complexity and richness of human development. The membership is composed of faculty from a range of units across campus examining child and adolescent  behavior and development. 


CHGD is seeking a highly skilled project manager to be responsible for working with faculty members to design and implement their research projects. This individual will split his/her time across multiple projects and investigators, working with faculty and their research staff to implement their research projects related to the mission of CHGD. In addition, this person will be responsible for creating, implementing and evaluating a CHGD community of practice to help guide and train junior staff and trainees from CHGD member research labs who are implementing child and adolescent  behavior, development and/or health research projects involving primary data collection.



Duties include, but are not limited to, working with CHGD faculty members and their research teams to:

  • Develop, design and conduct large and complex research projects according to the research plan
  • Review progress and evaluate results
  • Formulate research methods and opportunities for quality improvement
  • Identify potential problems and recommend and implement solutions
  • Collaborate in the development of new research techniques and instruments
  • Design research and intervention protocols
  • Gather and/or supervise data collection and verification

Train junior research staff and trainees in U-M research protocols and practice

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree is required in public health, psychology or a related field. Five to six years of research experience and demonstrated capacity to function independently in providing support for research.  Supervisory and financial management experience required. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Desired Qualifications*

Master’s degree in public health, psychology or a related field supplemented by 10 years of research experience is preferred. Demonstrated experience with several of the following: research coordination; data management, U-M IRB and research regulatory processes; grant management; implementation of behavioral research protocols with youth with high fidelity.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting 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.