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Job Summary

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to assist in coordination of a near real-time opioid overdose surveillance monitoring system in partnership with many public health, public safety, state, and local partners. The project includes working with partners to develop end user experiences, user interfaces, collaborating with medical examiners to acquire fatal overdose data, navigating legal documentation and complexities, and public health evaluation and impact reports.

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.


* Assists in the coordination of the System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance (SOS) under general direction of the SOS project manager.

* Collaborates in the development and design of the SOS pilot projects according to plans developed by the SOS leadership team.

* Collaborates with medical examiner office’s in order to acquire fatal overdose data.

* Acts as a liaison between the Injury Prevention Center team and the numerous public health and public safety partners.

* Performs qualitative data analysis for the many SOS pilot projects. Provides drafts of summary reports.

* Manages electronic surveys using the survey software, Qualtrics, including creating surveys, exporting data, analyzing results and drafting data reports.

* Creates and maintains regulatory management files, including institutional review and reporting requirements.

* Conducts literature reviews.

* Formulates research methods and suggests options for improving quality; identifies potential problems, recommends and implements solutions.

* Conducts data collection and verification.

* Performs data analysis and interprets results.

* Presents/co-presents with leadership team at meetings and conferences; assists in acquiring funding including writing grant proposals.

Required Qualifications*

* Master’s Degree in public health, social work, or related field.

* 1-3 years of relevant work experience in surveillance systems, community based research, or qualitative interviewing.

* Ability to travel throughout the state to meet with program partners independently in both urban and rural settings statewide.

* Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills.

* Strong technical writing and verbal/public speaking communication skills.

* Ability to build and maintain relationships with community, administrative, and state partners.

* Ability to work and communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary team.

Additional Information

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming to all. We strive to value the unique contributions of individuals, and support a culture of inclusivity among our employees, learners and larger community. This includes supporting the development of a diverse workforce across identities such as the race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital status, religion, language, disability, and Veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer.

Additional Information

Please note this is a 100% effort, 1-year term limited position with the potential for renewal depending upon success in the role and availability of funding.  At the end of the term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.

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.