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Job Summary

Job Function/Duties


The Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS) at the University of Michigan Medical School is a first-of-its-kind basic science department focused on the learning sciences within health at all levels of scale: individuals, teams, organizations, and large-scale systems that span states and nations. The department has three divisions: (1) The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems primarily focuses on learning at higher levels of scale. (2) The Division of Professional Education primarily addresses learning by individuals and teams in preparation for careers as healthcare providers. (3) The Clinical Simulation Center focuses on learning by individuals and teams in environments with advanced simulation technology that model the real world of clinical practice. For more information about the department, see 

The simulation technician will provide technical, clinical and educational support for CSC during simulation-based educational activities, including working with faculty and staff to develop and control effective simulation-based education within CSC and in clinical settings.


60% Duties include set-up, assembly/disassembly, operation, and cleaning of equipment, furniture, simulators, instruments and accessories, and transport of simulators, audio visual equipment and other equipment, instruments and supplies to various locations on the main UMHS campus and off-site locations.  Install, inspect, repair, calibrate and maintain simulators and other equipment.  Ensure safe operation and effective performance of equipment by conducting approved programs for quality control and maintenance. Keep storage areas orderly and properly stocked, monitor inventory of medical equipment, simulators, and disposable medical supplies, and report needed materials for ordering.

25%-Provide first line technical and operational support of simulators, computers, audio visual and other simulation center equipment. Monitor rooms and provide first line user operational support to faculty, course administrators and participants during CSC events.  Assist in data collection including distribution/collection of assessments and assure that participants complete the online CSC check-in/check-out forms, enter daily utilization, etc. as requested.

10%-Work closely with faculty and staff to develop and program new simulation scenarios for training events

Control scenarios during simulation events in the CSC, and during on-unit training events throughout the UM Hospitals and Health Centers.  Assist simulation through taking on a patient and/or confederate role during training events.

Innovation and R&D Responsibilities

5%-The simulation technician will assist in the research, development, design, testing, and manufacturing of biomedical equipment.   Apply advanced skills in area of specialization.  Adapt procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment to meet special needs.

Required Qualifications*

  • Associate degree in computer science and or healthcare related field. 
  • EMT or equivalent education with minimum of two years’ experience with high fidelity simulation equipment and task trainers or experience in a clinical healthcare setting (e.g. EMT, Anesthesia technician, ORT, etc.), or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
  • Duties and tasks are frequently non-routine, ability to resolve most questions and problems, and refer only the most complex issues to higher levels. 
  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Previous experience in medical simulation preferred.
  • Strong background in computer use, setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance required.
  • Proficiency with Windows and OSX systems, digital audio-visual editing, ability to learn new technologies quickly and easily.
  • Experience with setting up audio-visual equipment knowledge and digital-audio and/or multimedia.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Current certifications as EMT, FLS proctor, AHA BLS, ACLS or PALS provider and instructor are desired
  • Certifications may be obtained later if the candidate has other applicable clinical and educational qualifications. 
  • Teaching experience.

Underfill Statement

Candidates who may not have all required experience are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

Accommodate a flexible shift schedule to support CSC courses and education activities.  Occasional weekend or evening shifts may be required.


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.