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 Applicants should include a cover letter highlighting experience regarding their coding experience, technical support experience, front and back end development and a resume, with a list of three references who can comment on the applicant’s suitability for this position.

Job Summary

This position will be an integral part of the CMCD development team.  CMCD partners with researchers and clinicians with expertise in health psychology, epidemiology, biostatistics, health communications, engineering, social work, economics, clinical medicine, and other disciplines.  Our partners include faculty and staff within the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine, as well as organizations, groups all over the world.  The developer will engage in designing projects from the ground up, engaging with the research team to formulate the infrastructure and design of various types of projects, including IVR, text message, web design, and chatbot.  The developer will work in collaboration with CMCD managers and programmers to develop and launch new platforms, in addition to supporting existing projects.  This position is term-limited for 1 year of grant funding with the possibility of renewal.

About the Center for Managing Chronic Disease Group: CMCD is a multidisciplinary group focused on identifying gaps in chronic illness care and how to improve access, efficiency, and outcomes for patients – particularly patients in the most vulnerable communities.   CMCD is located within the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Affiliated investigators and staff represent units throughout U-M, including the School of Public Health, School of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, School of Information, and School of Social Work. We work actively with other universities across the US and internationally, and we have strong ties with the VA Center for Clinical Management Research in the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare system.

About the Department: Driven by a shared passion for affecting lasting change, the faculty, students and staff in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education work in the pursuit of an equitable, healthy future for all. Turning theory and research into actionable practice, we develop interventions and innovations that promote health, prevent disease, and empower people to manage chronic illness and disabilities. Together, our academic community transforms the theoretical into actionable, the science into the social, applying our knowledge to eliminate health disparities and impact lives for the better.

What You'll Do

  • Design and develop systems architectures as needed for communication platforms such as automated telephone (IVR) IVR/text message (SMS) or mobile applications. This could include the full stack development of websites and mobile applications
  • Design platforms using Microsoft Dynamics 365 and affiliated tools
  • Work closely with investigators and project staff to develop health communication interventions that interface with technologies such as IVR and SMS
  • Develop and maintain websites for health communication projects, particularly with Drupal or WordPress Content Management Systems

Skills You Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer programming, or related field
  • 3 to 5 years experience in technology-related communication including knowledge of website creation and management, smartphone apps and SMS texting, providing examples of past executed work
  • Ability to prioritize and complete assignments independently with excellent attention to detail and under general supervision
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

Desired Qualifications*

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Aptitude for learning new technology

Work Locations

Due to the COVID-19 climate, we are currently working remotely. If the selected candidate is not in/near the Ann Arbor area, there is the possibility to have this position be mostly remote when staff are allowed back in offices. Remote staff are provided with a monitor, laptop and related accessories. Office equipment such as desk, chair, and printer are not provided for remote work and staff must supply their own reliable internet access. Basic supplies such as paper and pens, are stocked at the business location and are available to remote staff for pick-up should they choose. There may be occasions where the staff member will need to report the office in Ann Arbor, including meetings, training, computer or technology requirements, or to complete work that is not possible to handle remotely.

Additional Information

This position is Term-Limited: Hire date through 10/31/2022.

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.