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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 Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine seeks a skilled and highly self-motivated individuals to support a faculty investigator in grant funded research projects. Sample projects may include, but are not limited to (prior knowledge or experience in these topic areas is not required):  surveys and an ethnographic study of rural intensive care nationally surveys and interviews to understand disparities in ICU care interviews and surveys of clinicians and patients to understand and reduce inhaler costs for obstructive lung diseases a research project to develop a video game to improve diagnosis of medical conditions Michigan Medicine values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of a positive and inclusive environment.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


 Develop standard operating procedures for specific projects
 Track project aims and progress, comparing it against project timelines and benchmarks to maintain project standards
 Manage meeting schedules and project timelines for diverse research project teams
 May supervise research and support personnel, including training, assignment of tasks, and ensuring adherence to project timelines and standards
 Prepare documents for human subjects approval, including informed consent forms, institutional review board (IRB) applications, amendments and
continuing reviews, in a timely manner and in accordance with all regulations
 Plan and coordinate site visits to national hospitals for team of 2-3 researchers
 Develop and pilot-test quantitative survey instruments
 Develop and pilot-test qualitative interview, focus group, and group deliberation guides
 Develop working protocols, data collection forms, and tracking databases in Qualtrics, REDCap, and Excel
 Coordinate and conduct data collection and evaluation activities, including recruitment and enrollment of research participants and administration of
surveys in person, online, by mail, or phone
 Conduct semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and group deliberations
 Track research participants and maintain accurate and detailed study records
 Oversee and conduct data management tasks such as entering and cleaning data
 Assist with qualitative coding and analysis of interviews, focus groups, and group deliberations
 Assist with quantitative survey data analysis and interpretation of results
 Perform financial management activities including monitoring of project expenditures to ensure adherence to project budget
 Research, recommend, and purchase equipment and supplies
 Coordinate the payment of research participants
 Assist with the dissemination of results and outreach to the community, partnering organizations, and policy makers
 Draft, proofread, and edit documents, including manuscripts sections, presentations, and reports
 Conduct literature searches and summarize the medical literature on specific topics, as relevant to existing grants and development of new ones
 May assist with writing grant proposals and coordinating activities necessary for timely submission of grant proposals with various departments
 May prepare internal documents required for submission of research grants including preparing grant budgets and budget justifications
 This position may involve some work in the evenings or weekends
 This position may involve travel throughout the state of Michigan and nationally

Required Qualifications*

 Bachelor’s Degree in a field of social science (e.g. anthropology, psychology, sociology, social work, public health) 
 1+ years of human subjects research experience
 Previous experience or training in social science data collection methods and survey research
 Previous experience and proficiency in collecting, managing, and conducting analysis of quantitative and qualitative research data
 Flexibility in scheduling, as some evening or weekend hours may be required
 Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to recruit and interact regularly with research participants

Desired Qualifications*

Master’s Degree in a field of social science (e.g. anthropology, psychology, sociology, social work, public health)
 Previous experience managing the day-to-day operations of one or more moderately complex research projects
 Previous experience and proficiency in collecting, managing, and conducting analysis of quantitative and qualitative research data
 Previous financial management experience with sponsored (e.g. grant funded) awards
 Previous supervisory experience
 Previous experience developing, preparing, and submitting grant proposals for consideration by state/federal agencies or private foundations, including developing grant budget proposals
 Previous experience co-authoring manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication
 Previous experience and proficiency using qualitative and quantitative data analysis software programs (i.e. NVivo, MAXQDA, Atlas, Dedoose, Stata, SAS, or R).

Additional Information

This is a one-year term limited position with the possibility of extension. Extension is based off of available funding and performance.

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.