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Job Summary

Michigan Medicine is seeking a Project Assistant to execute the project management tasks associated with several research grants at the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy (CHOP), as well as administrative tasks associated with the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC). Specifically, the successful candidate's effort will be split between CHOP (70%) and MVC (30%).

CHOP is a consortium of over 100 faculty and staff, including clinician scientists, economists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and other social scientists who aim to improve the efficiency of healthcare in the United States by optimizing clinical practice and informing health policy.

MVC is a collaborative which seeks to help Michigan hospitals achieve their best possible patient outcomes at the lowest reasonable price. MVC improves healthcare quality across Michigan through rigorous performance feedback, empirical identification of best practices, and collaborative learning.

Responsibilities between CHOP and MVC to include:

Research Assistance (20%): review relevant academic literature and assist with references, assist with manuscript preparation (e.g. copy editing, version control, reference management), data entry, study documentation; other duties as assigned

Research Project Management (50%): assist with IRB applications and continuing reviews, draft study protocols, assist with PubMed compliance, organize meetings; other duties as assigned

Administrative (30%): coordinate and schedule meetings, attend and record minutes at standing team meetings, support project progress through utilization of performance metrics, maintain email lists, coordinate computer purchases and other project supplies, regularly process payments to third party subcontractors, liaise and communicate with other departments and centers; other duties as assigned

*A cover letter is required for consideration of this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, as well as outline your skills and experience that directly relate to the 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.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in health sciences, communications, business, or a relevant field; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; proficiency in Microsoft Suite; ability to prioritize with general supervision and complete assignments in a timely manner; excellent attention to detail

Desired Qualifications*

1 to 3 years' experience supporting academic research; interest in health services research and health policy; project management experience; experience using statistical software (Stata, SAS)

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.