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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 is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual to provide qualitative research oversight and study coordination for research projects aimed at understanding prescribing practices and improving the quality of medical care delivered to older adults. Candidate will be responsible for: assisting with the development of assessment materials, including interview guides; conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups; helping lead qualitative analysis; helping draft qualitative manuscripts and qualitative sections of funding proposals; supervising study staff, and maintaining regulatory approval and protocol adherence. Demonstrated qualitative research experience is required, including direct experience with IRB-approved research. Additional study tasks may be assigned as needed, such as literature reviews.


  • Help develop interview guides
  • Conduct qualitative interviews
  • Lead qualitative analysis
  • Supervise patient recruitment and data collection
  • Maintain oversight of project goals and research assistant staff
  • Manage outside vendors
  • Assist in maintenance of IRB application
  • Undertake special projects as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases is necessary.
  • Must be motivated to learn and capable of both working in a team and functioning independently.


  • Master's degree in social science, health, education, or related field
  • 4-5 years of research related experience, including in qualitative data collection and analysis.


  • Bachelor's degree in social science, health, education, or related field (Master preferred)
  • 1-3 years of research experience, including in qualitative data collection and analysis.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of University of Michigan practices and systems is desired.
  • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team and as a supervisor is desired.
  • A particular interest in working with older adults would be ideal.

Work Schedule

8 hour days, M-F

Work Locations

North Campus Research Complex

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

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

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.


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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