Research Fellow

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How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and names of references through the online job application.  Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Nancy Fleischer at


Successful candidates will clean and analyze data from the Michigan COVID-19 Recovery Surveillance Study. Key analytic topics of interest include Long COVID and disparities in the social impact of COVID-19 (including employment and mental health) among COVID-19 survivors. The fellow will summarize findings for research papers for peer-reviewed scientific journals, professional conferences, and reports for the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. Additionally, they will perform data management, assist with project organization, contribute to grant development and reporting, and collaborate with other team members on various tasks.


Conduct analyses on COVID-19 recovery, including long COVID and the social impact of COVID-19

Prepare written and oral presentations of epidemiologic research through writing research articles, reports, and team presentations 

Assist with project organization

Participate in, and present at, local and national meetings and conferences

Assist in grant development and reporting

Required Qualifications*

Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Epidemiology, Sociology, Health Behavior, Health Policy, Statistics, or a related field in addition to a track record of peer-reviewed publication of scholarly work related to their Ph.D. thesis. Strong ability to complete work independently, as well as manage large research projects. Strong proficiency in Stata, although SAS or R and a demonstrated aptitude for learning new software is acceptable. Solid knowledge of research principles and a commitment to responsible conduct of research and ethics are imperative. Strong communications skills, both oral and written, as well as the ability to convey technical information to a multidisciplinary team.

Desired Qualifications*

Demonstrated interest in social epidemiology, health disparities, and COVID-19 recovery, including Long COVID. 

Additional Information

This position is term-limited for one year with the possibility of extension depending upon available funding.

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 any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Michigan Public Health is seeking a dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Review of applications will begin in November, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Compensation (salary and benefits) will be offered according to the NRSA Guidelines.

Background Screening

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

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