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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Database Analyst/Programmer Intermediate

Job Summary:The Division of General Pediatrics (CHEAR) is hiring for a Database Analyst/Programmer Intermediate.

Responsibilities:
Conduct data management and analysis for a nationally prominent health services research project focused on the pediatric health care workforce. Work closely with faculty investigators to support and advise on analytic techniques, data definitions and the development of a longitudinal survey database for a multi-year data collection effort. Perform analyses, create analysis datasets using Stata or other similar program (e.g., SAS) and generate reports and figures in other formats (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Advise faculty on additional analyses or analytic techniques to improve project efforts. Document programming processes. Work collaboratively with an external funding partner on data acquisition, cleaning/editing, and creation of analysis files. Work with faculty investigators to perform analyses, including descriptive statistics, bivariate analyses, and regressions. Meet with representatives of external funders regarding analysis plan, data quality, database structure/capabilities and results.

Required Qualifications:
Must have a minimum of Masters degree with at least of 2 years of programming experience. Must have demonstrable expertise with statistical techniques, database development and maintenance, excellent data management skills, outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills. Must work well within a multidisciplinary team and communicate well with faculty investigators.

Desired Qualifications:
Significant experience with analysis of primary survey data preferred. Extensive Stata or other similar analysis program (e.g., SAS) experience preferred.

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 is funded by a long-time (12 years) annually renewable grant from a national foundation.

Application Deadline:
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job 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.

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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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