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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

We are seeking an enthusiastic, hard working, detail-oriented, and organized research assistant to join our team as we gather further insight into the opioid epidemic and work to combat this public health crisis. In this position, you will play a key role in facilitating quality improvement and research studies. You will gather insights from direct interactions with patients and healthcare professionals surrounding post surgery pain management. You will interact with patients in various contexts related to surgery, help oversee day-to-day operations related to ongoing studies, and coordinate with staff at various stages of research, quality improvement projects, and other initiatives. This position is expected to work about 40 hours per week.


Recruit patients to participate in quality improvement and research studies. Help manage day-to-day study operations. Work with study coordinators and staff to help develop studies and initiatives. Assist with other aspects of Michigan-OPEN operations as needed. Conform to hospital standards of conduct and performance.

Required Qualifications*

Proficient computer skills; including Microsoft Office and Google Drive; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Collaborative within a team environment; Interest in healthcare and quality improvement work; One year (or greater) available to commit to Michigan OPEN.

Additional Information

This job posting is for a University of Michigan Temporary position. Temporary employment may be full or part time, but in either case is limited in duration. Please review the full posting description for details.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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