Quality Measurement Lead Scientist

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A Quality Measurement Lead Scientist position is available in the Department of Anesthesiology (anes.med.umich.edu) quality improvement and clinical operations program.

Michigan Medicine Anesthesiology department’s quality improvement and operations team specializes in implementing clinical process and workflow improvements to benefit patient and provider safety.  The Quality Measurement Lead Scientist will join the team in the development, execution, and reporting of research in the areas of healthcare quality improvement, clinical quality measure development, measurement science, and knowledge management for clinical leaders health system-wide. The primary functions of the Quality Measurement Lead Scientist will be to employ appropriate health research and analytical methods designed to evaluate the development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical quality interventions and performance measurement.  This includes an understanding of, and experience with, appropriate research methodologies, industry analysis, qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods evaluation designs, as well as outcome dissemination and implementation science. The selected candidate will be part of a team evaluating the outcomes and impacts of programs focused on a wide range of peri-procedural health and safety research. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience.

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
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings



  • Assists PI to develop and conduct multiple complex, assigned and self-initiated, research projects with a minimum of supervision and within time and budget constraints.

  • Plan, organize, execute, analyze, and perform technical work; organize project resources; project deliverables; and other related project management activities for multiple projects.

  • Manage stakeholder relationships through collaboration and working closely with internal and external stakeholders to communicate project objectives, data, status, and technical needs and address risk, issues, and opportunities.

  • Submit or assist with preparing IRB and other regulatory submission and audits for research studies.

  • Gathers data and ensure adequate data collection and verification.

  • Analyze data and assist with manuscript preparation.

  • Works closely with data manager in database design and development.

  • Assist with writing Standard Operating Procedures for data analysis and management.

  • Perform quality control on all collected data.


  • Assists PI with the administration of studies and projects.

  • Provide technical advice and assistance; review proposed solutions for technical feasibility.

  • Participates in the development of clinical quality measures focused on a wide range of clinical areas.

  • Support and lead preparation and submission of publishable manuscripts. Comply with University and IRB mandatory education requirements.

  • Reviews scientific literature and other information sources and prepares summaries.

  • Prepares technical reports and presentations that are clear, concise, and technically accurate.

  • Develops innovative testing and/or analysis methods to solve highly complex problems.

  • Supervises research staff when applicable

  • Communicate on a consistent basis with team members, supervisors, colleagues, providing input on project goals, objectives, and operations.


  • Assists with training material development and trains users in tests, protocols, procedures, and equipment operation as needed.

  • Provides instruction on the principles of quality and operational management



  • Acts as liaison with other research collaborators within Anesthesiology, UofM and, and externally.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree and 5 years of related experience.

  • Previous supervisory and financial experience.

  • Must be capable of a high level of independent work and have the demonstrated ability to manage large research projects.

  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Solid knowledge of research principles, and commitment to responsible conduct of research and ethics.

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to convey technical information to a multidisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated success in achieving collaboration-based project outcomes

  • Must possess a strong organizational skill set with an emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy.  

Desired Qualifications*

  • Doctorate degree in a related study is strongly preferred

  • Prior experience in designing and conducting IRB-level research is strongly preferred

  • Successful publishing in academic journals

  • Experience conducting advanced statistical analyses, including multilevel data structures and complex survey design is strongly desired

  • Proficiency in Stata (preferred), SAS, and/or R, and demonstrated aptitude for learning new software

  • Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis is preferred

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.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

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