Jobs at CHEAR

Are you interested in joining the team of the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit at the University of Michigan? View the list of job openings below and follow the links in the postings to apply online.

Director, Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit

Job Summary:
The Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at the University of Michigan seeks a national leader in Pediatric Health Services Research for the position of Director, Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit.  

The CHEAR Unit is the premier pediatric health service research unit in the nation with 16 HSR fellowship-trained physicians (both generalists and from a variety of pediatric subspecialties) and PhD principal investigators and approximately 90 research staff.  Total extramural funding is $6-7M/year and over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts are published annually by CHEAR faculty.  CHEAR also houses the first NIH-funded pediatric health services research fellowship program, now in its 15th year, and a new post-doctoral training program in comparative effectiveness research.  Faculty from 10 different schools on campus are closely affiliated with CHEAR and provide unique opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research.  CHEAR also has long-standing relationships with multiple state and federal agencies resulting in the ability to have research findings directly impact policy deliberation and decision-making.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates should have exceptional records of academic accomplishment, leadership ability and a strong national reputation.  Appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor depending on qualifications.

Please Send Inquiries to:
Valerie P. Castle, MD
Ravitz Foundation Professor & Chair Department of Pediatrics
vcastle[at]umich[dot]edu

U-M EEO/AA Statement:
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Research Area Specialist Associate

Job Summary:
Under general direction of faculty and senior research personnel, this individual will be responsible for assisting in the design, evaluation and communications of various research projects in the Division of General Pediatrics including the National Poll on Children's Health and the National Voices Project.

Responsibilities:
Conduct background reviews on child health research topics. Help develop, design and conduct research projects. Processing, editing and preparing creative display of survey data. Assist with presentation of results, including editing of manuscripts and reports. Assist in the creation, editing, and publication of content for web and communications pieces. Assist in updating and maintaining website content. Monitor and track media activity. Create and edit graphs to accompany research publications. Write, edit and proofread site content, and maintain site standards with regard to new development.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in related field and 1-3 years related experience. Basic skills in web updating. Experience with graphic design and display of data. Experience with the design and production of web and print materials. Experience and comfort with multiple social media platforms. Ability to work successfully in a team environment. Highly organized and self-directed. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Motivated and highly attentive to detail. Aptitude for estimating work necessary to complete projects. Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills.

Desired Qualifications:
1-3 years of experience in public health and/or social science research. Experience with academic writing. Experience updating websites and social media accounts for a brand. Experience with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop strongly preferred. Experience with the web content management systems.

Additional Information:
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as page one 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. Please include your current or ending salary. This position has limited funding for one year.

Background Screening:
University of Michigan Health System 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.

Application Deadline:
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement:
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Res Asst I Soc Sci (Temp)

Job Summary:
Applicant will be responsible for regular maintenance and updates to current studies as well as informing study team of research progress or barriers. Qualified candidate will be responsible for creating applications for new studies and communicating with the IRB regarding any issues or concerns. The candidate may be responsible for recruiting patients and organizations for participation in studies. Position will involve project development and maintenance, along with collaboration with technology and research staff.

Responsibilities:
Write, edit and proofread IRB applications and supporting materials. Research novel mobile technologies which can be utilized by patients in the healthcare setting. Troubleshoot issues involving IRB governance and study implementation. Collaborate with researchers and technology staff to implement research studies. Interview prospective study participants at clinic sites. Data collection and entry. Test/review all projects/updates entering production to insure integrity and monitor quality of sites after deployment. Troubleshoot issues involving website development, functionality, and upgrades. Develop and maintain mobile/computer applications for research studies. Collaborate with researchers, graphic artists, engineers, and technology staff to facilitate adjustments to website and technology applications.

Required Qualifications:
Masters in Public Health is required. Excellent verbal and written communications skills and a proven ability to work effectively within a team environment. Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Experienced in website development/design experience and writing web content and communications. Demonstrated ability to produce timely, functional, well-designed projects. Aptitude for estimating work necessary to complete projects. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and current social media platforms; applicant should be knowledgeable in novel technology applications and developments in order to inform researchers of trending developments and IRB protocols and procedures. Strong communication and collaborative skills are required.

Background Screening:
University of Michigan Health System 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.

Application Deadline:
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended

U-M EEO/AA Statement:
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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