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Job Summary

The Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center at the University of Michigan is seeking a full-time project manager at the intermediate level. This opportunity necessitates the ability to manage and complete moderate to complex projects. Under general direction, the project manager will be responsible for coordinating activities across teams and projects, ensuring timely completion of tasks, and meeting key deliverables for funded research projects. The position requires an individual who can work with a high degree of independence within the scope of their responsibilities. The position includes excellent University benefits, competitive salary, and opportunities for career advancement and development. The CHEAR Center prides itself on conducting health services research using rigorous methods to improve child health in a diverse, collegial, and family-friendly work environment (

CHEAR Mission

The Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center (CHEAR) at the University of Michigan is a multidisciplinary, health services research center, based in the Division of General Pediatrics.  Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of all children, adolescents, and families through research and education. Our members are a policy resource, actively engaging and identifying current high-priority issues in child health for the advancement of child health.


  • Overall responsibility for complex research projects from multiple funding agencies, including NIH, AHRQ, CDC, and ImproveCare Now;
  • Managing budgets, timelines, and key deliverables;
  • Coordinate and lead project-related meetings: agendas, handouts, scheduling;
  • Coordination of communication across key stakeholders and funding agencies;
  • Development and submission of progress reports for funding agencies;
  • Monitoring progress with data processes (chart abstraction, surveys, etc.) at collaborating institutions;
  • Developing and/or providing assistance in drafting manuscripts and grant applications including supporting documentation;
  • Developing and managing of IRB applications, Data Use Agreements and legal agreements with the Department of Pediatrics and other University units and institutes (e.g. Business Associate Agreements);
  • Managerial responsibility for supervision of students, house staff (residents / fellows), research assistants;
  • Other responsibilities as needed for completion of projects;

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or Social Work with at least 2 years of experience in management of complex projects or programs;
  • Proven ability to lead a team, build effective working relationships, and demonstrate initiative;
  • Ability to organize, set priorities, and manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines;
  • Familiarity with external grants submission and management;
  • Experience collaborating across multiple levels of key stakeholders;
  • Experience with developing and managing study protocols;
  • Demonstrated previous experience with IRB applications and processes; including amendments and continuing reviews;
  • Experience with submitting abstracts and peer-reviewed manuscripts;
  • Experience with supervising research personnel;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Experienced in using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with data collection and analyses;
  • Experience in subject recruitment and informed consent;
  • Experience with writing abstracts and peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Work Locations

300 North Ingalls St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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.