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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.

Research Area Specialist Assoc

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.

Responsibilities:
Conduct background reviews on child health research topics. Help develop, design and conduct research projects. Processing, editing and 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. Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher). 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.

Desired QUALIFICATIONS:
1-3 years of experience in public health and/or social science research. Experience with academic writing. Experience with content management systems. Experience with graphic design and display of data. Experience with the design and production of web and print materials. Experience with social media. Basic skills in web updating.

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 two years.

applicaiton 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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Database Analyst/Prgm Inter

Responsibilities:
Collaborate, support, and advise faculty investigators on study design, analytic techniques, data definitions and database structure. Perform analyses, create analysis datasets using Stata and generate reports and figures in other formats (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Advise faculty on additional analyses. Document programming processes. Advise other programmer/analysts on sampling strategies, data quality issues, and analytic tools. Meet with representatives of external funders regarding study design and results.

required qualifications:
Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 3 years of programming experience required. Must have demonstrable expertise with complex statistical techniques, 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:
Masters Degree and significant experience with all of the following desired: analysis of primary survey data; analysis of weighted national datasets. Extensive Stata 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 has limited funding for two years.

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 Assistant I Social Science (Temp)

job summary:
The Project for African American Infant Safety (PrAAIS) seeks a part-time Research Assistant (RA) to act as a recruiter for our study. PrAAIS is an NIH-funded grant to help African American parents keep their young infants safe using tailored, multi-media educational materials. The RA will recruit African American parents of newborns in Detroit from the Henry Ford Health System and one private pediatric clinic to participate in this randomized controlled trial of tailored educational materials on infant safety.

required qualifications:
Experience in recruiting, telemarketing, and/or customer service. Ability to travel as required. Outgoing personality, ability to put others at ease and communicate clearly and politely in person. Strong initiative and solid judgment abilities/skills. Flexibility in work schedule. Prior work or research experience with urban African American communities.

desired qualifications:
Ability to work independently with attention to detail. Experience working with African American young adults

work schedule:
The RA will be expected to work 20 hours per week across 3 medical sites in Detroit, Michigan.

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

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