How to Apply
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.
Precision Health (PH) at the University of Michigan is a presidential initiative that engages researchers across the entire campus in precision health discovery, translation, implementation, and policy research. The Data Analytics & IT (DA&IT) workgroup within PH focuses on creating a flexible, secure and robust research analytics platform (comprising infrastructure, tools, data, and analytics and facilitation services) that can adapt with the growing interdisciplinary field of precision health.
The Project Manager reports to the DA&IT Manager and is charged with the broad responsibility to organize and manage multiple technical and health data-related projects within the overall DA&IT framework. This position will operate within the dynamic and highly cross-functional team environment of the DA&IT workstream. Its focus will be project management, scoping, communication, and crafting and strengthening internal and external collaborations with other data groups. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with other members of the DA&IT team, including software developers, research facilitators, data analysts, data documentation specialists, faculty leads, researchers and students involved with DA&IT.
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.
- Collaborate closely with the DA&IT Manager and other DA&IT and PH staff to strengthen the process and project management infrastructure, teamwork, and documentation around PH technical and data projects
- Develop project schedules, work plans, timelines and determine resources needed to meet goals and deadlines
- Manage the meeting lifecycle by coordinating calendar invitations, scheduling, agenda preparation, documenting meeting outcomes, summarizing action items for DA&IT technical and data projects, and diligently following up on those items
- Monitor the status of projects and address critical path issues to ensure completion of milestones from initiation to delivery, keep DA&IT Manager informed of progress and of any deviations and remediations
- Prepare progress reports, presentations, and documentation related to project work for review by the DA&IT Manager and leadership utilizing standard project management software tools
- Draft analytics reports for the PH Analytics Platform
- Prepare written reports of findings, conclusions, and recommendations
A bachelor degree is expected in science, computer-science, public policy, public health, management, business and three years of project management experience in the domain of IT, analytics, quantitative sciences, and/or health data.
The successful candidate is expected in the application and during the interview process to describe the relevant skills (listed below) with specific examples from their prior work experience.
- Successful project management skills with a track record of results for technical and data projects, preferably in a scientific research environment
- Excellent communication and problem-solving skills working with teams of individuals with diverse expertise and from different teams
- The skills needed in all stages of project development (including the very early stages) and how those skills adapt as a project matures
- Skilled in the use of project management, database and presentation software tools
- Experience working with technical teams, programmers, IT specialists, data scientists, and data analysts
- Experience or familiarity with user research methodologies and practices and user experience principles and how they are practically applied in IT/technical/data projects
- Ability to assess competing priorities, compare and evaluate various courses of action, manage workflow and meet operational deadlines in a complex organization with minimal supervision
- Relevant skills and experience to work with sponsored research programs in an academic setting
- Meeting management skills with teams that involve faculty and non-supervised staff
- Comfortable working with technology and with technical personnel
- Willingness to learn new data/technical skills and tools
- Enthusiasm for teamwork
- Familiarity with Tableau and/or similar interactive data visualization tools and willingness to learn
- A Master’s degree in science, computer-science, public policy, public health, management, business and similar
- Demonstrated experience working with user experience design/research teams or on UXD/UXR projects (e.g., A/B testing, focus groups, contextual inquiry, contextual analysis, usability testing)
- Participation in successful development of early stage software or data projects from ideation through development to launch, and into sustained maintenance
- Experience with development and deployment of interactive data visualization tools
- Experience in product management (for software tools or data/analytics/IT products)
Excellent benefits are available for the successful candidate. For details, see benefits.umich.edu/. This position receives 24 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.
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