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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 Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (KECC) carries out research in epidemiology, public policy, economics, outcomes research relating to End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), chronic kidney disease, and organ transplantation ( KECC maintains a comprehensive historical database of over 3 million ESRD patients drawn primarily from Medicare data. 

We  seek individuals with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

The project intermediate manager will be responsible for overseeing the administration of projects and working groups, and ensuring that activities are conducted according to plan.  The project manager will additionally assist with research and administrative activities as needed.


  • Provide leadership and administrative management for funded projects related to kidney disease.
  • Partner with the project management team to manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and to manage working groups and other entities.
  • Assist in creating comprehensive project plans, timelines, and progress reports related to project deliverables for multiple audiences and ensure adherence to quality standards. 
  • Proactively anticipate needs, identify areas for recommendations and raise issues when appropriate.
  • Consult with Investigators and Project Team Member on appropriate management of any problems or concerns.
  • Work with the Principal Investigators and other Project staff to oversee: 
    • Drafting of documentation related to contract work
    • Planning and organization of working groups and meetings with external stakeholders
    • Completion of technical reports and deliverables for submission, publication, or presentation.

Required Qualifications*

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of education, certification, and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a related role requiring timeliness, organization, prioritization, multi-tasking, confidentiality, and troubleshooting to successfully achieve results.
  • Experience managing the participation and input of diverse stakeholders as part of a project or other initiative including effective problem solving and group dynamic skills
  • Ability to organize and schedule people or tasks, including developing realistic action plans that are sensitive to the availability of resources and time constraints.
  • Effective written and oral presenter of concepts, findings, and data
  • Experience in quality and performance improvement
  • Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Excel and Word) and experience using teleconferencing apps.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures and familiarity with program planning; as well as basic operations policies; customer service experience working with diverse populations;  interest in working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; ability to proactively define responsibilities based on evolving needs.
  • Knowledge of Lean Methodologies

Additional Information

This is a 12 month, term-limited benefits-eligible position. Assuming satisfactory performance and conduct, and availability of work, there is a possibility that the position be extended beyond this 12-month period, pending further funding.

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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