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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 Department of Psychiatry in the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, and organized assistant web developer to support to a growing research team. This assistant web developer will work closely with the lead software engineer, web project manager, UX/UI designers and QA analyst to efficiently implement updates and ensure smooth operations of web-based applications for the TRAILS program, which aims to implement and evaluate a training model designed to increase utilization of evidence-based mental health practices among school and community-based professionals.


  • Planning, architecture, and development of new features
  • Turning high fidelity designs and mockups into responsive web pages
  • Testing, debugging and refactoring existing code
  • Providing software documentation
  • Writing clean, well-tested code

Required Qualifications*

  • 2+ years of experience working with modern web application development technologies including JavaScript
  • Experience managing deployments using Amazon Web Services
  • Front end development experience using React
  • Knowledge of relational database design and use (PostgreSQL)
  • Good written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills and exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working with Git and Git workflow
  • Familiarity with agile development practices

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with Google Analytics
  • Experience with MongoDB
  • Comfort translating business and design requirements into working, modern HTML and CSS

Work Schedule


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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal E-Verify system. Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR E-Verify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the E-Verify system. This position is identified as a position that may include the E-Verify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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