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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Public Health Informatics Analyst

Job Summary:
Under the direction of faculty, this individual will provide technical support for pediatric health services research projects related to the implementation of new information technologies in public health.

Responsibilities:
Assist investigators with planning and conducting studies to evaluate interoperability between electronic health record systems (EHRs) and public health systems. Evaluate existing programs; revise programs and related procedures as necessary to process data. Prepare flowcharts and data flow diagrams to assist in problem analysis and collaborates on solution strategies. Develop program specifications, diagrams and related documentation to assess bi-directional HL7 messaging between EHRs and immunization registries. Assess HL7 message volume and the timeliness, completeness and accuracy of information pre- and post-adoption of real-time HL7 reporting EHR systems. Assess system characteristics that influence real-time HL7 reporting from EHRs to immunization registries, including EHR vendor products, health information exchanges (HIE), and other health information network characteristics. Evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of using electronic technologies such as email, SMS text messaging, secure patient portals, and other electronic means by public health agencies and physician practices. Serve as liaison to external partners to collect, organize, and summarize quantitative and qualitative data pertaining to information technology use among public health agencies, hospitals, health plans, physician practices.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor degree required. Knowledge of public health information systems and electronic health record systems is required. Prior coursework in health informatics required. SAS programming skills required. Strong verbal communication and writing skills required. Strong organizational skills required.

Desired Qualifications:
Masters degree in health informatics or Masters in public health with informatics certification preferred. Strong statistical and data analysis skills preferred.

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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Research Associate

Job Summary:
The Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit, within the Division of General Pediatrics, is seeking a Research Associate for assistance with coordination and management of multiple research studies. The focus of these research projects is to evaluate long-term health and economic outcomes of childhood prevention programs using computer simulation modeling, cost-effectiveness analysis, and survey methodologies.

Responsibilities:
Assist with project management related tasks including preparation of timeline, budgets, and progress reporting. Work closely with the principal investigator to conduct literature reviews and analyze existing datasets to identify and derive inputs to simulation models. Serve as the liaison to off-site co-investigators, stakeholder committee members, and funding organizations to coordinate project-related meetings. Assist with the development of preference measurement surveys, including recruitment and coordination of cognitive interviews. Assist with data entry and preparation of datasets for statistical analysis. Responsible for creating tables and figures for presentations and manuscripts. Supervision of other research staff. Communicate effectively within a large interdisciplinary project team.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position is required. 2 to 5 years related experience is required.

Desired Qualifications:
Master's degree in Public Health, Health Services Research, Health Policy, Public Policy, Health Economics, or similar field. Supervisory and financial management experience preferred. Background or training in economic evaluation methods (.eg., cost-effectiveness analysis), program evaluation, decision analysis, or similar methods is preferred.

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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Secretary (Temp)

Job Summary:
The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to health services research faculty.

Responsibilities:
Coordinate the work of assigned faculty; travel arrangement and calendar coordination. Maintain bibliographic database using various software; type transcription; proofread and edit manuscript submissions in accordance with journal-specific requirements. Support meetings/seminars with Power point presentations, seminar posters, setup and refreshments; answer telephones; maintain filing systems; coordinate use of facilities, services and equipment; screen, prioritize and distribute correspondence as a representative of the Division; delegate appropriate administrative work to work study students; direct matters to appropriate persons for action or follow-up; Prepare or coordinate the preparation of data for reports, records or manuscripts; initiate correspondence requiring interpretation of policies and procedures regarding matters of a sensitive or confidential nature; respond to inquiries and complaints received from faculty, staff, students, patients, outside agencies and the public, which require interpretation of policies and procedures; represent the Division on routine administrative matters; represent the Division on facility matters.

Required Qualifications:
Associate degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Three years of experience in the performance of progressively responsible administrative and complex secretarial work. Ability to work independently; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; proofreading and editing skills; ability to work effectively and diplomatically with faculty, staff and students under a variety of circumstances; strong multi-tasking ability with propensity to adjust for changing priorities; attention to detail and strong follow-through skills, as well as demonstrated organizational skills. Strong proficiency in use of office software, including Excel, Word, Outlook. Some experience in preparing spreadsheets, slides, graphics and desktop publishing. Must demonstrate strong customer service skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

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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